Experience music in a big city from within a tight-knit and collaborative community of faculty and peers. Choose from four undergraduate degrees, two graduate degrees, and an innovative certificate program.
Discover, create, and express through dialogue, exploration, and collaboration, all while developing your portfolio and exhibition skills. Choose from two degrees, three concentrations, or a pre-professional 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.
A Word from the Dean
Welcome to the School of Music, Art, and Theatre at North Park University.
The School offers a rich variety of degree and certificate programs in the creative and performing arts. We welcome a diverse cohort of students and provide individualized training in a Christ-centered campus environment.
The course offerings prepare students for success in the dynamic artistic industry. Our programs feature strong professional connections with the Chicagoland community and are taught by our supportive faculty who are recognized leaders in their fields. This learning environment enables all students to explore their creative and academic goals, assisted by diverse teaching, learning and professional opportunities.
We inspire and encourage all our students to achieve their best, preparing them for lives of significance and service in the creative arts. We look forward to supporting your artistic journey.
Prof. Natalie Williams
Dean, School of Music, Art, and Theatre
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.
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.