The Theatre School at DePaul University's Summer High School Training Program

The Summer High School Training Program is designed for rising 11th and 12th grade students who want a taste of intensive conservatory training that supersedes limitations and unlocks the riches inherent within uncharted creative territory.

While this is a non-college credit program, students will dive into the rigor of conservatory training and begin to prepare for the college audition and interview process. Students will take classes in one of five concentrations - acting, comedy arts, design, directing, or stage management/theatre technology - with Theatre School faculty and some of the most accomplished theatre/film professionals in the business.

Turn over a new leaf in your creative journey with our Summer 2022 program options!

Program Option One: Three-week Intensive Program

In our three-week residential intensive program (June 25-July 17, 2022), summer artists experience what it's like to be a student of The Theatre School by living on campus in the heart of Lincoln Park, Chicago and studying in our five-story, all things theatre, state-of-the-art training facility. Students' coursework is full-time and focuses on a single concentration. Master classes and workshops allow students the flexibility to explore other interests outside of their chosen concentration. Eligible rising high school juniors/seniors must apply to enter the three-week program and admissions decisions are sent out in the spring.

Program Option Two: One-week Masterclass

In the one-week virtual program (July 24-July 30, 2022), students register for classes à la carte and can pick and choose classes from any of the concentrations we offer. Registration opens in late spring and operates on a first come, first served basis. All students who will be enrolled in high school during fall 2022, as well as 2022 high school graduates are eligible to participate; no application is needed.