Prepare to work on both stage and screen. The Theatre School’s four-year Acting program focuses on expanding your range of knowledge and expression of performance — providing you with skills and techniques to improve acting, movement, voice and speech abilities.

With hundreds of theatres in Chicago, you’ll have the opportunity to attend performances on a regular basis and take classes from distinguished and award-winning faculty members who bring together experience and expertise.

Our faculty has developed a successful and powerful curriculum that includes ideas from Stanislavski, Spolin, Grotowski, Suzuki, yoga, tai chi, mask work and more. We have a vibrant theatre community and encourage students to be active members of our productions.


Sample Courses:

  • Acting for the Camera
  • Audition
  • Improvisation
  • Rehearsal and Performance
  • Stage Combat
  • Technique
  • Voice and Speech
Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Acting and performing
  • Advertising
  • Casting
  • Directing
  • Education
  • Film and television production
  • Lighting or set design
  • Media critic work
  • Play or screen writing
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