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The Theatre School Conservatory

"At The Theatre School you will train under the guidance of a talented and diverse group of faculty—artists and educators who are at the top of their game. They will push you to challenge yourself and then challenge yourself some more. It’s training that works and produces working artists. I know that I am continually impressed by the wide-ranging accomplishments of our alumni and it is through their success that we ultimately earn our reputation."


The Theatre School at DePaul University is one of America's oldest and most respected theatre conservatories.

Since 1925, we have prepared students for careers in professional theatre and throughout the entertainment industry. Our highly specialized programs employ a learning-by-doing approach, featuring student work in all areas of production in more than 30 plays each season. Our students learn their profession under the guidance of a diverse and talented faculty and staff of working artists. And all of this takes place in the heart of Chicago, acclaimed as one of the greatest theatre cities in the world.

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Forged at our founding as the Goodman School of Drama and strengthened by our move to the major urban university that is DePaul, our tradition remains — to educate, train, and inspire those who will shape the future of American theatre.

From the first class, to the final bow. Real experiences.

Combined Bachelor’s + Master’s

If grad school is part of your plan, you can earn both a BFA in theatre and a master’s in another college at DePaul in as few as five years with a combined degree program.

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