M.A. On Campus

European Devised Performance Practice

24 months
33559 USD/year
33559 USD/year
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Columbia College Chicago’s MFA in European Devised Performance Practice is a rigorous training in contemporary acting and performance making. 


Key facts:

  • Through a one-of-a-kind international experience, the two-year European Devised Performance Practice program at Columbia College Chicago prepares performers and creators to create the theatre of tomorrow. Deepen your craft – not only as an actor, but as a theatre and performance maker. Develop your creative vision in collaboration with fellow students from around the world. Enhance your performance skills in multiple media and learn to be the creator of your own original material. 
  • Engage with classical and contemporary texts, while at the same time practicing the skills of a generative artist, devising innovative pieces of new work. Graduate ready to form a company, work as an actor and performance maker, teach, or pursue advanced graduate study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Prod Tech: Crew
  • Lighting Design 
  • Spectacle Theatre Design and Performance
  • Beginning Puppetry
  • Auditioning
  • Directing 
  • Theatre History & Inquiry
  • Comedy: Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee: $60
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended
  • Self-Assessment Essay
    • Your self-assessment essay should include evidence of your commitment to international theatre and interest in exploring alternative methods of creating performance and an explanation of your goals for learning within the program.
  • Interview
    • An audition/interview is required during the admissions process. Options for taking part in the audition/interview include:
      • URTA Satellite Auditions - January 15-18 & 22-25
      • One on One Audition with Columbia College Chicago
  • Optional:
    • Portfolio
      • A portfolio is optional. You should submit one only if you feel that it greatly enhances your application.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33559 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 67119 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    33559 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 67119 USD for the full programme during 24 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.


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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