Arts Leadership Program

The Arts Leadership Program at Chicago Shakespeare is a two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program that combines full-time employment at Chicago Shakespeare Theater with coursework through DePaul University. The program is designed to help students become highly versatile in management, leadership and cultural-decision making. Course components are complemented by full-time, salaried work experience at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Fellows learn from a distinguished faculty of working professionals who possess a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise and receive on-the-job training at one of the nation’s premiere theater companies.

Applications for the 2020/21 academic year have closed. For future consideration, completed applications should be postmarked by December 15. Please visit the website for The Theatre School at DePaul University for more information, or contact

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