The Theatre School at DePaul University 

The Theatre School

Choose from 12 undergraduate (BFA) and 3 graduate (MFA) programs


Professors Who Do More Than Teach

Coya Paz Brownrigg, Chair of Theatre Studies, is the co-founder of Proyecto Latina, a multimedia collective amplifying Latina arts and culture. She is also a poet, director, and a regular commentator on race, media and pop culture for

Successful Alumni

"I was able to enter the industry with confidence and knowledge because of the connections I made and the people I met through my training at DePaul. They continue to forward my career."

John Rooney, Professional Leadership Programs Assistant
Steppenwolf Theatre
Theatre Arts, class of 2010


Beyond the Classroom

  • Apprentice in the costume department at Lookingglass Theatre
  • Make performances accessible by modifying plays for audiences with sensory sensitivities
  • Become an apprentice acting teacher at Piven Theatre Workshop

Connected to Chicago

  • Catch one of your professors performing with the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
  • Work as an extra in TV shows and commercials that film across the city
  • See Shakespeare in the Park at Navy Pier
The Theatre School


Our 6:1 student to faculty ratio allows for the continuous interaction essential for professional theatre training.

Theatre Programs at DePaul