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Roosevelt University: The Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA)

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Thank you for your interest in the Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) at Roosevelt University! Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, CCPA is just steps away from Chicago's bustling theatre district and the Tony Award-winning Goodman, Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatres – and our students have graced the stages of them all.

Please note that all applicants to our programs must first complete a Roosevelt University online application, available here. Students who apply through GetAcceptd but do not complete Roosevelt University's online application will not be considered for admission.

All BFA Acting, BFA Musical Theatre, BFA Musical Theatre: Dance Concentration applicants must complete a recorded pre-screening audition due no later than December 1, 2022. More details on requirements can be found here.

2023 Audition Dates:

Here are our in-person audition options:

  • 01/28 - 01/29 NYC Unifieds
  • 02/06 - 02/09 Chicago Unifieds
  • 02/11 LA Unifieds
  • 02/18 CCPA CCPA On-Campus Audition

Here are our live-virtual audition options:

  • 01/21 and 02/04 Virtual Audition on


Beginning September 20, outside guests will no longer need to show proof of vaccination to gain access to campus facilities. The University continues to monitor cases in our internal community and Cook County and is prepared to reinstitute these policies as necessary.


Roosevelt University's mask policy takes into consideration internal and regional data and follows CDC guidance. Therefore, auditioning theatre students and their guests may be asked to wear a mask at all times while inside Roosevelt University Campus Buildings including the audition room or inside the CCPA audition room at Unified Auditions. 

Interested in being considered for multiple programs?  Please only submit ONE GetAcceptd application. BFA Musical Theatre applicants who are also interested in BFA Acting should apply for BFA Musical Theatre. BFA Musical Theatre: Dance applicants also interested in either BFA Musical Theatre or BFA Acting should apply for BFA Musical Theatre: Dance Concentration.*

If you have any application and audition questions, please reach out to Theatre Counselor EeMing Chua, at!

For technical questions, please visit our Acceptd Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you soon!