The Theatre School at DePaul University

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The Theatre School is working to dismantle systemic racism in our institution.

We hear the outpouring of feedback from our community with humility and apology. We recognize the pain we have caused our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) alumni, students, faculty, and staff and hold ourselves accountable to restructuring personal and institutional inequities. We accept responsibility for the harm we have caused and commit to creating meaningful change.

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THE place to be in theatre

At The Theatre School, you’ll hone your skills and gain experience in Chicago, one of the world’s greatest cities and a training ground for some of the industry’s enduring stars.

The Theatre School Conservatory

An intensive conservatory offering 15 BFA majors and three MFA programs, with acting and non-acting degrees spanning all aspects of theatre in an intimate ensemble environment.

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Alumni doing innovative, important work

Become a part of a vibrant alumni community that’s doing important, award-winning work around the corner, around the nation and around the world.

Experience DePaul for Yourself

Both DePaul University and The Theatre School host in-person and virtual visit opportunities to help prospective students learn about our campus community.

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