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

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Our application deadline has been extended to December 15th! 

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, 2021. More details on requirements can be found here.

2022 Audition Dates: 

Saturday 1/22/22- Live-Virtual Auditions 

Saturday and Sunday 1/29/22+ 1/30/22- Live-Virtual Auditions 

Saturday 2/5/22- In-Person On Campus 

Sunday-Thursday 2/6/22-2/10/22: In-Person Chicago Unifieds 

Saturday 2/12/22: In-Person On Campus 

Saturday and Sunday 2/19/22 + 2/20/22: Live-Virtual Auditions


All applicants auditioning in-person on campus, at Chicago Unifieds or New York Unifieds, and any guests joining must do the following at Check-In:

-Show their proof of vaccination.
-Show a valid state ID.
-Fill out the daily self-assessment survey on their mobile device. The results of your self-assessment form must be completed on the day of your visit immediately prior to entry. A screenshot of the results is not acceptable.

This means that any family or guests joining you will need to present their vaccine card (photo is acceptable) and a valid state ID upon check-in on audition day. All visitors must fill out the self-assessment form on their mobile device by visiting

Applicants, please upload your COVID-19 vaccination documentation ahead of time. Log-in to your Roosevelt University application and upload your proof of vaccination by selecting "Proof of Covid Vaccination" under "Upload Materials" under the Application Checklist. Guests will still need to present their vaccine card (photo is acceptable) and valid state ID at check-in. 


All auditioning theatre students and their guests must wear a mask at all times while inside Roosevelt University Campus Buildings including the audition room or inside the CCPA audition room at New York Unified Auditions. 

We will offer live-virtual audition options on 2/19/22 and 2/20/22.

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 Admission Counselor Becca Skrha, at!

For technical questions, please visit

We look forward to seeing you soon!