College Theatre Programs

Chicago offers many excellent theatre programs at our area colleges and universities. If you are interested in studying theatre explore these academic programs that offer training both onstage and behind the scenes.


Aurora University

347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
Degree Available: BA in Theatre and Musical Theatre


College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Degree Available: AA in Theatre


College of Lake County

James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Degrees Available: AA in Theatre Performance,  Theatre TEchnical


Columbia College Chicago

600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Degrees Available: BA/BFA in Theatre, Musical Theatre, BA in Comedy Writing and Performance, BA in Technical Design and Technology, MA/MFA in European Designed Performance Practice, plus other minors and concentrations


Dominican University

7900 W. Division
River Forest, IL 60305
Degree Available: BA in Theatre Arts


Harper College

1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067
Degrees Available: AA in Theatre Arts


Loyola University

Dept of Fine and Performing Arts
1032 W. Sheridan Rd. Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60660
Degree Available: BA in Theatre


North Central College

30 N. Brainard St.
Naperville, IL 60540
Degrees Available: BA in Theatre,  Musical Theatre, Theatrical Design and Technology


North Park University

3225 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Degree Available: BA in Theatre


Northwestern University

1949 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Degrees Available: BA in Theatre, MFA in Acting, Directing, Stage Design and Writing for the Stage and Screen, Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama


The Theatre Conservatory, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University:

430 S. Michigan Ave.
Room 762
Chicago, IL 60605
Degrees Available: BFA in Acting, Musical Theatre. and Musical Theatre Dance, MA in Theatre Directing and Performing Arts Administration


The Theatre School at DePaul University

2350 N. Racine
Chicago, IL 60614
Degrees Available: BFA in Acting, Comedy Arts, Costume Design, Costume Technology, Dramaturgy/Criticism, Lighting Design, Playwriting, Projection Design, Scenic Design, Stage Management, Theatre Arts, Theatre Management, Theatre Technology. MFA in Acting, Directing, and Arts Leadership.


UIC Theatre

1040 W. Harrison/MC 255
Chicago, IL 60607
Degrees Available: BA in Theatre & Performance, Theatre Design – Production & Technology, BFA in Acting

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