Arts & Media

Widener has arts and media programs for everyone.

Widener University is a great place for students and aficionados of the arts and media, including dance, film, radio and TV, literary arts, music, theater, or the visual arts. Our on-campus arts and media clubs and organizations are open to everyone.

Join one (or more) — our wind and jazz ensembles, chorale, chamber ensembles, dance, and children's theater troupe, for example — and get in on the fun. You can show your work in a group exhibition at Widener's on-campus art gallery, use our 24-track professional recording studio, or launch your career with one of the many cultural organizations in Chester and Philadelphia.

Widener artists on the rise.

We're proud of the artistic achievements of our students and alumni.

  • Danny Corey ('07) placed second in the 2007 Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival. Today he's a production assistant for feature films, commercials and the reality show Kate Plus 8
  • Joe Reagoso ('82) is the owner and CEO of Friday Musica, a Southern-California based record company that focuses on classic rock artists, reissuing classic albums and catering to the growing demand of audiophiles and young audiences discovering classic rock music.
  • Actor Matthew McGrory ('97, Law) appeared in Big Fish, Men in Black II and other feature films.

Making a creative impact.

Even when we're following our arts and media passions, service learning and community outreach are never far from our minds.

Widener students produced a documentary about the Philly-based foodbank Philabundance, and enlisted journalist Chris Matthews to narrate it.The Freshbaked Theater Company, a Widener student ensemble, produces free or low-cost quality drama for schools and families in greater Chester.Our Gospel Choir has performed a songfest with Swarthmore College and Villanova University Gospel Singers at Swarthmore.

Whatever your arts and media passion, there's something for you at Widener.

  • Dance 
  • Literary Arts
  • Music
    • Theater
    • Visual Arts

Schedule a visit to learn more about arts and media at Widener University.