12 months
Duration
882 USD/credit 26460 USD/year
882 USD/credit 26460 USD/year
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About

The Theatre School’s Arts Leadership program is a two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree that combines full-time employment at Chicago Shakespeare Theater with full-time coursework at DePaul University.

Overview

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings a broad spectrum of theater to Chicago each year, engaging and entertaining visitors from all walks of life. Through the World’s Stage Series, CST brings international productions to Chicago audiences, presenting new cultural and artistic experiences. 

Key facts:

  • For family audiences, CST presents abridged Shakespeare productions and classic musicals. The education outreach program, Team Shakespeare, has reached more than one million students and helps Shakespeare come alive for students and teachers throughout the Midwest. Chicago Shakespeare Theater sets a high standard for entertainment and storytelling that ensures everyone will find something to enjoy—whether it be traditional classical theater or new classics. 
  • Students in the Arts Leadership program from DePaul University are introduced to all phases of work at CST and assume management positions for specific projects. Students undertake staff management, line production, and strategic development duties in various departments and in doing so, interact with several of the CST’s constituencies, from patrons to artists to donors. 
  • Students administer the routine tasks that keep a theater running smoothly, and helm company-wide programs that require the highest standard of execution and accountability. Front-line involvement in day-to-day operations coupled with access to the CST’s “big picture” planning afford students a unique opportunity to develop the skills and vision necessary to lead an arts organization into the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managing Effective and Ethical Organizational Behavior
  • Public Service Management
  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Working with an External Board
  • Law and Non-Profit Organizations

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The first step is to complete the online application.
  • As part of the application, you will be asked to complete several writing prompts (see below) and upload a copy of your resume. 
  • The application fee ($75) is paid by credit/debit card when submitting the online application.
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 882 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 882 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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