Theatre production

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.

Academic programs

Students say the collaborative, excellence-oriented environment of Northwestern’s theatre program is unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. The program’s goal is to help you as a theatre artist develop your creative gifts for service in God’s kingdom.  Explore programs


Faculty

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.   Explore faculty


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.”  Explore facilities

Corrie Hayes

All the world's a stage

Corrie spent a semester studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Because she has always loved being on stage, singing and performing, she plans to follow her dream and pursue an acting career.

Corrie's story

Tetta Askeland

On set

Inspired by her NWC professors, Tetta aspires to be a professor of scenic design after earning her master’s degree.

Tetta's story

Isaiah Custer

Promotion

Theatre major Isaiah added an arts administration minor and interned at Taproot Theatre in Seattle, which set the stage for his job in communications and promotions for Taproot.

Isaiah's story

Matthew Hulstein

Advocate

The collaboration and performance standards of an NWC theatre degree set the stage for Matthew to find success in his role as an attorney for clients who need someone to be their voice.

Matthew's story

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