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.

Application acceptance for the 2019/20 academic year has closed. For future consideration, completed applications should be postmarked by December 15. Please visit The Theatre School at DePaul University's website for more information, or contact

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