High Impact Learning Experiences

Southwestern Cast of Don Swan on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Scotland Southwestern Cast of Don Swan on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Scotland

Looking for an immersive experience that will enrich your Theatre education?

From semester study abroad programs to intensive summer internships, the Sarofim School of Fine Arts wants to help you make the most out of your academic and creative pursuits. The Theatre Department promotes numerous opportunities that provide students with valuable educational and professional development, and Theatre Arts majors are anticipated to engage in at least two increasingly illustrious high-impact experiences before graduation. Explore some of the experiences in which current and past students have participated below!

Program Preference and Preparation

Not sure where to start in choosing and applying for a high-impact learning experience? The Center for Career and Professional Development offers aid in picking the perfect program for your goals, and can help you craft excellent applications, resumes, and interview techniques tailored to get you into the prestigious program of your dreams.


Southwestern University and the Sarofim School of Fine Arts offer a variety of funding options for high-impact learning experiences. For Theatre major-related pursuits, students may apply for a Sarofim Travel Grant of up to $500 that can be utilized once per year for the entirety of their time at Southwestern. Specific study abroad experiences have previously been funded by generous donors, and programs like the London Semester Abroad can be supported by a student’s general tuition scholarships and financial aid. Students needing additional funding may also apply for Paideia scholarships, as well as scholarships offered through the Office of Intercultural Learning (contact). With ample financial support available, every student has the opportunity to excel in the high-impact programs that call to them!