School of Music, Art, and Theatre

Collaborative. Resourceful. Compassionate.

Responsive. Experiential.

Music Programs

Experience music in a big city from within a tight-knit, collaborative community of faculty and peers. Choose from four undergraduate degrees, two graduate degrees, and an innovative certificate program.

Art Programs

Discover, create, and express through dialogue, exploration, and collaboration, all while developing your portfolio and exhibition skills. Choose from two degrees, three concentrations, and a pre-professional program.

Theatre Program

Become a comprehensive theatre artist, developing creative problem-solving skills and learning first-hand the full process of staging a show through Chicago’s storefront theatre model.

Be prepared for anything you dream of achieving through your art.

Small school. Big experience.

A uniquely nurturing environment that offers meaningful artist, faculty, and student collaboration—in a world-class city with limitless artistic opportunities. With an emphasis on personal contact and creativity, you’ll be inspired to achieve success in your art and significance in your life.

Creative. Collaborative. Compassionate.

Our faculty members are highly regarded in their disciplines and are equipped to prepare you for anything you dream of achieving through your art. Our innovative programs are shaped by our professors’ backgrounds creating, exhibiting, performing, and teaching across the globe. With these specialized instructors teaching courses that combine academics and hands-on learning—plus a wealth of opportunities to put your abilities into practice—you’ll know that your education is enabling you to find success in the real world.

Creative Opportunities

The School of Music, Art, and Theatre offers a variety of creative opportunities both on and off campus. The music program offers multiple vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as an opera program; art students plan and exhibit their works; and theatre students write, direct, and produce one-act plays and full productions, on campus and in professional storefront theatres in Chicago.



Our students and faculty produce, perform, and exhibit in events on and off campus throughout the year. Our students are able to experience world-class offerings in the arts that enhance their classroom experience. 



Build a life of significance and contribute in meaningful ways to the artistic community.

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