In the Acting bachelor’s degree program at Columbia College Chicago, you’ll gain hands-on experience in a diverse range of productions and develop professional skills to help you launch a career in theatre, film, or television as well as transferable skills to help you advance in alternate career paths. You’ll learn an approach to performance that asks actors to contemplate motive and fully experience the characters they play. To this approach, we add physical theatre, viewpoints, stage combat, and on-camera techniques. You’ll collaborate on new work with other theatre artists to create performances that are fresh and innovative. You’ll also take professional workshops covering topics like auditioning, working with agents, evaluating opportunities, and navigating contracts and union representation.

Columbia College Chicago Acting program performer in Dog Act