An accredited B.A. program in Film and Theater at Wiley College.
Our legacy investment in the Nate Parker School of Film and Drama enables Wiley College to provide their students with the storytelling arts, social justice advocacy and production skills they need for careers in the industry.
About the Program at Wiley College
The Film and Theatre B.A. program currently serves around 30 students in fully seated courses at Wiley College. Participating students go through a range of applied learning experiences and a capstone project they can leverage for immediate work upon graduation. In the near future, Wiley aims to develop dual-credit programs and to bring in more student cohorts from the Nate Parker Summer Film Institute, which has relationships with regional high school drama programs.
The Executive Director of Theater, Film and Drama at Wiley College is Vaun Monroe. Monroe won the James Pendleton Fellowship in Screenwriting, was a finalist in the Nicholl Screenwriting Contest with the feature length screenplay Instrument of God, and his production of Ceremonies in Dark Old Men won several categories including Best Director and Best Production at the 2013 Black Theater Alliance Awards. Previously, Monroe served as a development executive and feature film story consultant for Ithaca Entertainment, Artistic Director at Chicago Scriptworks, President of the National Association of Black Screenwriters and was a one of the founding members of EDIT MEDIA.