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Bachelor's in Acting, BFA

Become the role. Along with opportunities to perform in main stage and black box productions, acting majors intern at some of Chicago's most prestigious theatres including the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and the Goodman Theatre. The Acting program provides students with intensive training in several techniques, including Stanislavski-based work, viewpoints, period styles, on-camera technique, circus arts, stage combat and Linklater voice and body technique. Acting Majors also receive dance and voice lessons training as part of their curriculum. Learn from incredible faculty and live in the heart of downtown Chicago!


Why Roosevelt for your Bachelor's

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Real-world Experience

The Theatre Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) consists of 200 undergraduate students, divided between our Acting, Musical Theatre and Musical Theatre: Dance. Students are guaranteed onstage performance credit while they are at CCPA — more time onstage means more training for your future career in the theatre.

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Exceptional Faculty

Our faculty is 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.

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Live in a Global Theatre Capital

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.

Notable Alumni

Teddy Gales – National Tour: SpongeBob

James Romney – Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Ilse Zacharias Rivera – Steppenwolf: Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

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