Looking for a dramatic difference? We have a reputation as one of the best Christian college theatre programs in the country. Ours isn’t a competitive, cutthroat environment. Instead, students praise our ensemble approach where every role—from actor to usher—is equally valued.

Northwestern’s theatre department offers 5 study options:


Northwestern’s theatre faculty—which includes an Iowa Professor of the Year—is an ensemble of professional actors, directors, designers and playwrights. They’ll mentor you, collaborate with you, and treat you as a fellow artist.

Premier facilities

Playing a supporting role is the award-winning DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. With both proscenium and black box theatres, a spacious lobby, scene and costume studios, a design studio and more, it’s been called “the best theatre of any college in Iowa.”