Illinois Wesleyan
School of Theatre Arts
Follow your passion
Individual Focus
You will be valued for who you are. Our low faculty-student ratio ensures that you will enjoy close mentoring relationships with our faculty, and the close-knit campus community means you will never feel like "just a number." Because IWU is strictly an undergraduate institution, you will never be taught by graduate students or compete with them for opportunities. At Wesleyan, there is a no cut program. Once a student, we are committed to your development and success.



Be Breakthrough
We're committed to fostering the creative confidence of every student-artist. We identify your uniqueness, help you develop your authentic voice and prepare you for a rich life after IWU.
No. 7 Music Theatre Program in the U.S.OnStage Blog, 2018
No. 15 in Design & TechnologyOnStage Blog, 2018
Up to $30,000In scholarships per year
Launch Your Dreams

At IWU, students gain a broader view of the professional theatre community by building a network of contacts through alumni, internships and summer employment. Graduates leave IWU with a professional resume, a game plan for entering their professional careers and a superior foundation on which to build their dreams.

 Bryonha Portrait

"I don't think I could have been on Broadway at such a young age without Illinois Wesleyan's intense music theatre training. The Music Theatre program may appear small but the quality of talent they are churning out is giant." 
Bryonha Parham BFA MT '07 
Serena, The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess-2012 Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival; Sarah's Friend, Ragtime-2009 Broadway Revival
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