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Bachelor's in Musical Theatre Dance Concentration, BFA

Move your audience. This one-of-a-kind program will prepare you for your career in musical theatre with a thoughtfully curated blend of performing arts disciplines. In addition to rigorous dance training, you will study acting, music and voice. Our faculty of working artists will guide you toward your unique expression and provide tools and techniques to support your artistic agency.


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

Kyra Source - West Side Story: (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Tokyo Tour, International Tour, and European/Asian Tour), Mamma Mia: Drury Lane

Megan Grosso - The Prom: National Tour, Mean Girls: First National Tour

Jess DiForte – Chicago: 25th Anniversary Musical National Tour

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