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The best acting programs at universities and colleges in the USA
At this prestigious school you can study not only acting but also design, sound design, directing, dramaturgy and dramatic criticism, playwriting, stage management, technical design and production, and theater management.
Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti, Elia Kazan, Frances McDormand, Paul Newman, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver are some of this school's most famous graduates.
You can apply online; Yale recommends that you work on your application over a period of a couple of days, saving your work each time.
Julliard is located in New York City. It’s drama course runs for four years and requires you to audition after every year you complete to stay in the program. This is all after you have been accepted. Auditions take place in January/February but all of your paperwork should be submitted by no later than the beginning of December.
For more information about the audition/admission process, take a look at
Tisch School of the Arts
For more information about acting programs at Tisch visit; http://www.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home.html
The link below will take you specifically to the Drama program page where you can find out more information about how to apply. Keep in mind; you will be assessed not only on your creative achievements but also by your academic achievements.
Tisch has both undergraduate and graduat acting programs that you can choose from depending on what you are hoping to achieve. The alumni from this school has gone on to perform in everything from Off-Broadway to Saturday Night Live.
Harvard University has a close working relationship with the American Repertory Theater (for more information visit http://www.amrep.org/)
A.R.T offers theater courses to students of acting as well as support to the Harvard-Radcliffe drama club. Being a professional theatrical outfit, A.R.T also has a full calendar of productions that students and the public can attend. For more information on this educational aspect of the Harvard ART collaboration visit http://www.amrep.org/education.html
This program offered at New Jersey's state university is an MFA course that runs for three years and is designed for students who wish to become professional actors. You should visit the website to find a full list of what you need to prepare for your audition and application. It is also interesting to note that Rutgers has a training conservatory in London. As well as acting you can also study design and stage-managing here.
Like Harvard, Brown University has a working relationship with a professional theater company to help the training of its student-actors. This theater company is the Trinity Rep and the collaboration allows the students to have professional experience with a company while they are studying.
At Columbia you can also study directing, dramaturgy, stage management, producing and playwriting. This program takes about 16-18 actors every year. Admission requirements are listed in the Columbia Universtiy bulletin, which you can find here
University of San Diego
Please note: The University suggests that you get your application in early to be considered for the program. Find out how you do this here:
Still haven’t found what you are looking for? Then you should check out these universities too…
University of Washington
University of Texas
SMU, Acting MFA
You can download the theatre course outline at the above web address, or you may also wish to find out about this school's cinema and television course here
Pulitzer Prize winner, Beth Henley attended SMU, as did actress Kathy Bates.
This school offers undergraduate, post graduate and pre-college acting programs. You will have to schedule your audition or interview through the website so it is essential that you visit:
Acting career coach and mentor Janice Hoffman talks about the advantages of going through one of the acting programs listed above.
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