Why study the 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 Wonsook Kim 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.
  • Earn a STEM-designated creative technologies degree offering concentrations in music and audio production, game design or interdisciplinary technologies. The creative technologies program boldly combines art innovation and integrated technology preparing you for high-demand careers.
  • 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.
  • Our fine arts graduates have found employment at globally recognized companies like Meta, Disney, Pixar, Google, EA Games, Microsoft and Apple.

Program choices

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