College Programs

The following is a listing of colleges and universities that offer performing arts programs in theatre and/or acting. If you are looking for a college in that area, here is a place to start. Click on the university/college link to go to their website.

American Theatre Magazine is a great resource for information about performing arts programs and schools. Check their January issue each year for a wealth of information.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Boston University (BU)
Boston, MA

California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts)
Valencia, CA
Acting, Experimental Theatre

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
Pittsburgh, PA
Conservatory. Acting and Musical Theatre. Actor centered

College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati (CCM)
Cincinnati, OH
Conservatory. Musical Theatre. Voice/Singing centered.

Elon University
Elon, NC

Emerson College
Boston, MA
Acting and Musical Theatre

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
Acting, Musical Theatre

Penn State
Philadelphia, PA
Musical Theatre

Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA
Acting and Musical Theatre. Strong dance department.

Purchase College (SUNY)
Purchase, NY
Conservatory. Acting

Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
Acting and Musical Theatre

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Acting and Musical Theatre

The Hartt School, University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT
Musical Theatre. Voice/Singing centered.

The Julliard School
New York, NY
Acting, Dance, Music

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (NYU)
New York, NY
Acting and Musical Theatre, Dance

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Musical Theatre within Liberal Arts Program

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Conservatory. Acting and Musical Theatre.

University of Southern California (USC)
Los Angeles, CA
Acting. Minor in Musical Theatre

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