The Theatre Department’s mission is to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive education in the practices and processes of creating theatre and live performance. Columbia offers an exciting number of programs designed to suit your particular interests, including Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees as well as minors in Acting, Stage Combat, Theatre Directing, Devised Theatre and Playwriting. Columbia is nestled amidst the professional theatre scene in downtown Chicago and our faculty are all working artists so that students are walking into an immediate network and are encouraged to dive into the creative community upon arrival. Our students are working professionally across the country including Chicago, LA, and Broadway! Columbia Theatre Department is a place where faculty ‘do what they teach’. Join us in one of the most vibrant theatre towns in the country!