Committee on Theater & Performance Studies
Undergraduate Program

Students in TAPS have access to a strong network of contacts to place them in professional environments throughout Chicago. The size of our program allows professional staff and faculty to work closely with students to find the best opportunity for each individual. 

We are committed to developing the future arts leaders of Chicago and beyond.  In keeping with our mission to examine the intersection of theory and practice, we encourage our students to gain valuable practical experience by interning at one of Chicago's many theaters.  Internships are an excellent way to understand the inner workings of a theatre company, develop administrative skills and technical training, and make lifelong contacts in the theatre community.  In the past, our students have held internships with Court Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, About Face Theatre, The Hypocrites Theater Chicago, and The Den Theatre.

Arts administration, marketing and development

About Face Theater
Court Theatre
Goodman Theatre
Hubbard Street Dance
Joffrey Ballet
Lifeline Theatre
Lookingglass Theatre
Neo-Futurists
Northlight Theatre
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
TimeLine Theater Company
The Second City
Victory Gardens Theater
Writers Theatre

Design

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Goodman Theatre
Hubbard Street Dance
Stage Left Theater
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Stage management and performance

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Goodman Theatre
Northlight Theatre
Porchlight Music Theater
Stage Left Theater
Victory Gardens Theater