The UIW Theatre Arts department enjoys access privileges with two local museums for research purposes related to production and course work.
  • The McNay Art Museum houses the Tobin Theatre Arts Collection, which contains theatre designs in the form of sketches and models from the renaissance to the present and a library of rare theatre books and journals.
  • The Witte Museum houses a Textile and Dress Collection which contains clothing that dates from the late eighteenth century to the present as well as a rare collection of international folk dress and textiles from the renaissance.