Illinois Acting Schools

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Looking to become an actor professionally? There are two school in the Chicago area that offer drama, theater, and stage play acting courses. If you’re interest in expanding your search beyond Illinois, the real centers for acting are California and New York where you will find more opportunities for jobs and more options in terms of tuition rate and programs.

Best Acting Schools in IL

DePaul University

City:   Chicago       Address:   2350 N Racine Avenue
Programs Offered:   Acting, BFA, MFA, Conservatory
DePaul University

DePaul is a private university that was founded by the Vincentians in 1898 and is located in Chicago, Illinois. The name was derived from the 17th century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul. Students have the option to enroll for either BFA or MFA acting courses.

Application is basically a two part process that comprises of the submission of application materials along with an audition or interview….

Official Website:   http://theatre.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Northwestern University

City:   Evanston       Address:   1949 Campus Drive
Programs Offered:   Theater and Drama, MFA
Northwestern University

The Northwestern University School of Communication is an undergraduate and graduate institution devoted to the academic study of communication arts and sciences. This department is located at the University’s Evanston, Illinois.

Theatre and dance portray the nature of life in all its rich diversity. To work effectively within the theatre arts, extensive knowledge is required so students are given a full range of teachings in the theatre arts….

Official Website:   http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/academics/academic-programs/degree-programs/theatre-drama/