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.
You're Gonna Love it Here!
We're committed to fostering the creative confidence of every stdent-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.*
NO. 15 IN DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY*
UP TO $30,000 in scholarships per year
* OnStage Blog, 2018
Launch Your Dreams
By the end of your four years, you will feel empowered to succeed. At IWU, you'll
create your own network of contacts through our alumni, your internship, and your
jobs working summer stock. You will have started building your professional resume,
have a game plan for beginning your career, and a superior educational foundation
on which to build your dreams.
"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