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Acting -- Theatre

"The minute I started talking to people here, they were friendly, helpful, and knew what they were talking about. When we got in the car to drive home after visiting the campus I just kind of knew that this college was the one for me." - Chelsey Childress - (BA Theatre, Acting) 

Students looking for an excellent, challenging program with a rich history of success are attracted to our program for its great preparation at an affordable price. placeholder.

Possible Careers

Our graduates are prepared to enter careers in;

  • Professional acting
  • Theatre directing
  • Theatre managing
  • Set designing

as well as advanced graduate study.

Why Choose Acting Theatre at WIU?

WIU offers some truly exciting undergraduate and graduate programs taught by a superb faculty of creative artists and scholars.

Some of Our Graduates

The alumni of the theatre and dance programs at Western Illinois University have worked at many of the major theatre and dance companies in the country.


At A Glance

  • Degrees Available:
    • B.A.
    • B.F.A.
  • Major: Yes
  • Minor: Yes
  • Graduate Degree: Yes
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities:
    • GradTrac
    • Honors

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