To inquire about this program:
Theatre Admission Office | 773-325-7999 |​

The Theatre Arts program curriculum gives you the flexibility to explore a variety of theatrical disciplines, such as directing, arts writing, educational outreach, literary management, arts administration and law.

As a Theatre Arts major, you can choose to concentrate in one of the following three areas:

  • Standard
  • Directing
  • Theatre for Young Audiences
In the Standard concentration, you will work with an advisor to develop a curriculum that is tailored to your personal interests in theatre.

The Directing concentration includes coursework in directing and gives you the opportunity to be an assistant director for many of The Theatre School’s public productions. You will also direct productions for the annual Wrights of Spring Festival and other independent projects

In the Theatre for Young Audiences concentration, you will study dramatic literature appropriate for young audiences as well as take courses focusing on educational outreach, the role of artists as teachers, and teaching techniques. You will be prepared to work in education departments of theatres and in social programs.

In the fourth year of the program, you will do an internship in your area of interest to gain real-world experience. At the end of your fourth year, you will have the chance to take part in the annual Graduate Showcase, where you will present your portfolio to members of the theatre, film and television industries.

Theatre Arts faculty members include directors, arts administrators, playwrights and arts writers, enabling you to learn first-hand from industry professionals.

Internship Possibilities

  • Ala Carte Entertainment
  • Allied Live
  • Improv Playhouse
  • Life Force Arts Foundation
  • Porchlight Music Theatre

What can you do with this degree?

  • Arts administration
  • Arts writing
  • Directing
  • Educational outreach
  • Law
  • Literary management
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre management