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Welcome to the Chicago College of Performing Arts!

The Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) offers a conservatory education with renowned faculty in a world-class city. With 500 students from 25 countries around the world, we offer a diverse environment and prepare students for professional careers in music and theatre.

How to Apply to CCPA

Our application priority deadline is January 15, 2015. A non-refundable performing arts application fee of US$100 is required at the time you submit your supplemental application on Decision Desk (Music Conservatory applicants) or Acceptd (Theatre Conservatory applicants).

All transcripts from outside the United States must be evaluated by an approved evaluation service. Submit your transcripts directly to the evaluation service. A detailed list of required documents for each country can be found on the evaluation service's website. We accept evaluations from the following agencies:

View a full list of application requirements.

How to Audition

After your audition is complete, you will receive an email confirming that it has been received. Follow and bookmark the link in the email to visit our Next Steps page. There you will be given instructions about how to schedule your audition. View a full list of audition dates, locations, and requirements.

Asia Audition Tour for Fall 2015 Admission

For questions on our auditions in Asia, contact Patrick Zylka, Assistant Dean for Enrollment:

Singapore: December 2, 2014
Victoria Concert Hall
9 Empress Place
Singapore 179556
View a map of the location

Guangzhou: December 4, 2014
Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Hong Kong: December 8, 2014
Tommy Lee Music Theatre
13/F, Park Commercial Centre
180 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tin Hau
Hong Kong
View a map of the location

Taipei: December 10, 2014
Association of Vocal Artists
3F, No 95-1, Songjiang Road
Zhongshan District
Taipei City 10486 Taiwan
View a map of the location

Seoul: December 12, 2014
Cosmos Hall
27 Banpo-daero Seocho-gu
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Shanghai: March 2-6, 2014
Please note: for piano applicants only, in partnership with the FaceArt Institute of Music

Information for F-1 Visa Students

International students who wish to study as an F-1 Student must submit evidence of financial resources to cover the costs for the first academic year of study, including: tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal expenses. These documents must be received before a form I-20 may be issued. If admission is offered, a student must submit a bank statement or letter showing the funds are available. If the student will have a financial sponsor, the student's sponsor should complete the Affidavit of Support, available on the website for the International Programs Office, and send it to Roosevelt University along with a bank statement. If a scholarship is offered, a student may use this to show part of the necessary funding. 


If you have questions, please contact the Office of Enrollment for the Chicago College of Performing Arts: or +01 312 341 6735. 

For more information on the resources available to international students at Roosevelt University, please visit the webpage for the International Programs Office.