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Theatre Academic Programs
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Theatre Academic Programs


The Theatre Department is the largest undergraduate department of its kind in the nation, offering a comprehensive education in the theory and practice of contemporary Western theatre and performance. Located in the heart of Chicago, with over 200 producing theaters, the department provides the ideal environment for you to develop your artistic talents and apply them in production. We currently offer three different degree programs designed to suit your level of interest in theatre and performance including a collaborative Playwriting program.  In consultation with your academic advisor, you are encouraged to carefully consider your interests, abilities and goals when determining which degree track to pursue.

Course Catalog


Degree Requirements

BA in Acting

BFA in Theatre Directing

BA in Musical Theatre

BFA in Musical Theatre Performance 

BA in Comedy Writing and Performance

BA in Playwriting

BA in Theatre

BA in Theatre with a Concentration in Technical Theatre 

BA in Theatre with a Concentration in Theatre Design 

BFA in Theatre with a Concentration in Theatre Design 

Minor in Acting

Minor in Playwriting

Minor in Stage Combat