Why study arts at Illinois State University?

Turn your passion for the arts into a successful career. Let your creative soul come alive at Illinois State's College of Fine Arts. You can explore fine arts degrees specializing in performing arts, music, arts technology, theatre and dance.

  • Craft your canvas or produce a great hit in Illinois State's Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts' 17 instrument studios and 10 art studios.
  • You can use digital and interactive media to create audio and visual art in the arts technology degree program.
  • Act out the best of the bard (William Shakespeare) in the nationally known Shakespeare festival where you can work with professional actors for 30+ performances.
  • Join the ranks of star-studded Illinois State alumni like award-winning actors John Malkovich, Jane Lynch and Laurie Metcalf; artists Wonsook Kim and Nicholas Africano; and singers Michelle Williams and Suzy Bogguss.

Program choices

Find out more about your course options by selecting a course level.