There is so much to celebrate within the rich fabric of the arts at Wheaton College! Take in a concert, visit one of our art galleries, see a play, or stop by a museum. Join us this season in the Conservatory of Music, Arena Theater, Community School of the Arts, Artist Series, and Visual Art Department.
"Art has tremendous power to shape culture and touch the human heart. Its artifacts embody the ideas and desires of the coming generation. This means that what is happening in the arts today is prophetic of what will happen in our culture tomorrow. It also means that when Christians abandon the artistic community, we lose a significant opportunity to communicate Christ to our culture.”
- President Philip Ryken, Art for God’s Sake
The Artist Series features the world's best orchestras, chorus, string quartets, brass quintets, dance companies, world music ensembles, conductors, and vocal and instrumental soloists in live, public performances on the campus of Wheaton College.
The Gallery exhibition program and related colloquia are academic in nature, and informed by the Christian liberal arts identity of the College.
The President's Art Commission is a committee of faculty, staff, and students that seeks to enhance the educational and spiritual mission of the College by providing opportunities for campus-wide engagement with the visual arts through a program of acquisition and placement of visual art throughout the campus.
Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Wheaton College provides excellence in music education, through degreed faculty members and proven teaching methods. CSA offers a variety of comprehensive music programs for all ages and ability levels.
Arena Theater produces a three-play, twenty-one performance season in our dynamic and versatile black box theater. Students work alongside our excellent faculty artists as well as numerous professional Chicago designers to build and act in plays that span genre, historical period, and author.
"My experience at Wheaton not only gave me the necessary technical skills as a designer, it also taught me to think creatively about problem solving. I learned to ask questions, to push through challenging situations, and to strive for solutions that are meaningful, thoughtful, and relevant."
- Josh Cutherell, '10, Graphic Designer