B.A. On Campus

Theater and Performance Studies

University of Chicago

48 months
59256 USD/year
59256 USD/year
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Students in the Theater and Performance Studies program from University of Chicago aspiring to graduate study or a career in drama will find that they are well prepared at every level. Whatever the goals, participation in the arts—both in and out of the classroom—enhances the broad-based liberal arts education that is fundamental to the UChicago experience. 


The arts at the University of Chicago are truly “liberal” and not confined to preprofessional study as in a traditional conservatory.

Key Features 

  • The Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) major at University of Chicago  combine academic theory with artistic practice. 
  • Courses approach drama and theater from diverse perspectives, including textual analysis of written plays; theory and history of drama as literature and performance; theater in relationship to other performance practices, such as music, ritual, and social or political ceremonies; and the practice of theater. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theater and Performance Studies BA Colloquium
  • Text and Performance
  • Staging Terror
  • Staging Desire
  • Beginning Screenwriting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission and Supplement Essays
  • Application Fee or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Midyear Report
  • Test-Optional

Tuition Fee

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    59256 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 59256 USD per year during 48 months.
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    59256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 59256 USD per year during 48 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.


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