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 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 Marie BFA MT '07 Falsettos[US Tour], US Revival Tour, 2019, Dr. Charlotte; Prince of Broadway[Broadway], Original Broadway Production, 2017, Performer; Jesus Christ Superstar[Off-Broadway], All-Female Concert Production, 2017, Annas