The World’s 25 Best Drama Schools, Ranked

From L.A. to London, the next generation of screen and stage talent is learning the craft at these institutions

6/19/2021 7:52:00 PM

From L.A. to London, the next generation of screen and stage talent is learning the craft at these institutions

From L.A. to London, the next generation of screen and stage talent is learning the craft at these institutions.

If COVID-19 sounded the death knell for theater and production, it didn’t manage to snuff out acting schools, many of which were quick to adapt (Zoom-based writing collaborations! Radio plays!) to the changing landscape. With the light now at the end of the proverbial tunnel, those schools are deftly mapping out the path back into the classroom. (Columbia is even throwing in a free year.) What the pandemic year has proven is that the appetite for content — and the actors necessary to bring it to life — has never been stronger. As training grounds brace for a sharp increase in applicants,

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The Hollywood Reporterconsulted with insiders, alumni and casting pros for its annual ranking of the best places to earn an acting degree. Read more: Hollywood Reporter »

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Good to see SUNY_Purchase on this list for the first time since 2016. PurchasePres this is a big deal! I auditioned for Juilliard, but didn't get in. I got my B.A. in Theatre from my state university instead. Rejection HURT, but it wasn't the end. If the 'best' program doesn't take you, then evidently it wasn't the best for YOU. Bloom where you're planted, fellow thespians.

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