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The Theatre School's Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Theatre Management program teaches students both the art and business of theatre while preparing them for careers in the extensive and growing performing arts industry. With a focus on both non-profit arts administration and the commercial theatre, the Theatre Management program uses the theatrical community in Chicago as a laboratory where students interview arts leaders, discover best practices through research, and participate in the art form through internships and production practice assignments.

The Theatre Management curriculum combines Theatre Arts courses from The Theatre School with courses from the Liberal Studies program and The Driehaus College of Business. In alternating years the program offers the New York City Intensive, a one week independent study in New York City, America's commercial theatre capital. Theatre Management faculty members are industry professionals allowing you a first-hand experience.

Upon completion of the Theatre Management program you will earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre Management at The Theatre School and, with the addition of a single course, a minor in Management through The Driehaus College of Business.

Liberal Studies Requirements 52 hours
Major Requirements 158 hours
​ Total hours required 210 hours