Columbia College Chicago

600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Ms. Amy Uhl,

Program Description

The Theatre Department’s mission is to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive education in the practices and processes of creating theatre and live performance. Columbia offer a number of programs designed to suit your particular interests, including Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees as well as minors in Acting, Stage Combat, Theatre Directing, and Writing for Performance.

Degree/s Offered


History of School/ Department

Columbia College Chicago is a comprehensive educational opportunity in the arts, communications, and public information within a context of enlightened liberal education. Columbia’s intent is to educate students who will communicate creatively and shape the public’s perceptions of issues and events and who will author the culture of their times. Columbia is an urban institution whose students reflect the economic, racial, cultural, and educational diversity of contemporary America. Columbia conducts education in close relationship to a vital urban reality and serves an important civic purpose by active engagement in the life and culture of the city of Chicago.

Scholarships/ Assistantships Offered

Description of Facilities

The Getz Theater Center has four professional-quality stages, a state-of-the-art scene shop, stocked costume shop, and dedicated makeup/prosthetics and lighting labs.

Newly renovated in 2018, the Getz Theater Center is the central hub for Columbia theatre. You’ll learn to use industry-standard tools and equipment, create custom sets and costumes, and design with cutting-edge sound and LED lighting technology. You’ll have opportunities to perform on a variety of stages, including our new Courtyard Theater and our flexible black box spaces.
For Mainstage production information, including tickets to our current season, visit