Move your audience. This new program is the only of its kind in the Midwest and one of very few in the country. Achieve your best performance with a unique blend of musical theatre disciplines for the dancer with training in acting, voice, and intensive dance studies.
Students guaranteed onstage performance credit while they are at CCPA — more time onstage means more training for your future career in the theatre. Faculty comprised of full-time professors as well as many active theatre professionals who lend their unique talents and expertise to the Conservatory. At CCPA, our students learn from and work alongside Chicago's very best, and a low student/faculty ratio results in focused study tailored to each student's needs. CCPA is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, steps away from the city's bustling theatre district and Tony award-winning Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Outstanding internship program provides CCPA's students placements at some of Chicago's best theatres; upperclassmen in good standing allowed to audition for productions outside of CCPA.
An outstanding internship program provides CCPA's students with placements at some of Chicago's best theatres, and upperclassmen in good standing are allowed to audition for productions outside of CCPA, adding valuable professional credits to their resumes prior to graduation.
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, CCPA is just steps away from Chicago's bustling theatre district and the Tony award-winning Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre — and our students have graced the stages of them all.
Students are guaranteed onstage performance credit while they are at CCPA — more time onstage means more training for your future career in the theatre.
The BFA in Musical Theatre Dance Concentration is a pre-professional degree program designed to develop a strong foundation in the skills required for a career as a musical theatre performer, focusing particularly on the discipline of dance. The dance concentration program is a unique blend of musical theatre disciplines for the dancer with training in acting, voice and intensive dance studies in ballet, jazz, modern, tap and musical theatre dance styles. Students in the dance concentration program will receive specialized training in dance pedagogy, kinesiology and injury prevention. Dance concentration students are eligible for casting in musical productions on the mainstage as well as our blackbox productions.
All students receive performance opportunities throughout their studies. Students in good academic standing are also able to audition for opportunities outside of the Conservatory with approval.
I am thrilled to be the Head of our Musical Theatre Dance Concentration program. It's unique and one of a kind as it's geared towards graduating students who not only dance, but sing and act as well. A true 'triple threat' program. I love teaching and mentoring this generation of hard working, disciplined, and passionate young artists!
All applicants to the BFA Musical Theatre program are required to submit pre-screen materials for review before they can be invited to a live virtual audition. Pre-screens are to be submitted through GetAcceptd.com beginning September 1st.
You may not submit your pre-screen materials until you have first submitted the Roosevelt University Undergraduate Application. The Pre-Screen deadline is December 1st, though earlier submission is highly recommended.
WE ARE FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES FOR THE COMMON MUSICAL THEATRE PRE-SCREEN:
Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos.
Students should prepare 2-contrasting pieces:
Students can audition in-person on campus, at New York or Chicago Unifieds OR in a virtual-live formal during our virtual audition weekend.