Degrees Offered

Bryonha Parham

"I don't think I could have been on Broadway at such a young age without Illinois Wesleyan's intense music theatre training.  The professionalism exhibited by my professors, set a very high standard for myself and my peers and that standard has become what I expect from any theatre experience. 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)
The following descriptions of our programs are brief overviews, to give you the flavor of the differences in the degrees we offer. We will work carefully with you to make sure you are in the degree program that best meets your educational goals. In addition to providing solid training in theatre arts, all of our degree programs are strengthened by the University’s liberal arts curriculum. Regardless of the degree you choose, you will receive a broad education in a variety of disciplines across campus.

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Aria de Capro

The Bachelor of  Fine Arts in Acting

Trojan Women

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre

  Hello Again

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Technology

  Promenade Design

The Minor in Theatre Arts:

is for students majoring in another field, but who wish to pursue their theatrical interest at the college level. Theatre minors take a sampling of performance, technical and academic courses in theatre, and participate actively in our production season.

The Minor in Theatre Dance:

The minor in Theatre Dance provides students with training in performance, dance technique (modern, jazz, tap and ballet) and choreography. It encompasses the physical workings of the body in dance technique, as well as the creative and theatrical aspects of the discipline. View Courses available.


The Minor in Arts Management:

(offered with the Department of Business Administration) is for the student who aspires to manage his or her own theatre, to work in arts development, or to fulfill any management function within a professional theatre. It is an excellent complement to the BA in Theatre Arts.

Putting on Make-up

Time Line Theatre