The Villanova University Theatre Department aims to inform and inspire theatre artists, administrators, and scholars who will impact the future of this dynamic art form. Our culture of creativity engages in rigorous study and the practical application of theatrical theories and techniques. We believe art has the power to transform hearts and minds by challenging both individuals and communities. Students undergo a rigorous course of study that is a combination of scholarly, artistic, and practical approaches to theatre. The comprehensive M.A. provides crucial tools for the developing theatre practitioner, educator, or scholar. The experience and knowledge our students gain in class, on stage, and behind the scenes allows these well-rounded scholars to embark on careers as actors, directors, stage managers, playwrights, dramaturgs, administrators, teachers, and critics.
The UNCG School of Theatre’s mission is to transform your passion for theatre into a lifelong purpose. With a diverse faculty harnessing unparalleled breadth and depth of knowledge, students enjoy a challenging combination of theory and practice in performance, production, and teacher training. UNC Greensboro is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
The Louisiana Tech University School of Theatre provides comprehensive training in the fields of performance, dance, movement, stage combat, playwriting, stage management, design, theatre technology and arts management which connects the broad spectrum of historical and contemporary issues related to art and craft; and in promoting the relationship between theory and practice, prepares professionals and teachers for leadership in national and international culture and art for the twenty first century. The purposes of the School of Theatre are to educate and train artists of the theatre and to provide for its students a foundation of professionalism and dedication to their art within a climate of diversity, discovery, and risk.
Circle in the Square, the only school in a Broadway Theatre, is known for the excellence of its acting and musical theatre programs. Former Circle students include Idina Menzel, Kevin Bacon, Viola Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Lady Gaga. Alums have appeared in countless Broadway shows such as Book of Mormon, Rent, TINA: The Tina Turner Musical, Girl from the North Country, and on television in Glee, Hawaii 5-0, Better Call Saul and The Blacklist. Taught by a faculty of professional NY directors, writers, composers, choreographers and actors, students enjoy a wide array of classes that allow them to graduate with a toolbox of skills needed to be triple threats and true theatre artists. In addition to its renowned 2-year Conservatory, Circle offers a popular summer session and 2+2 BFA’s in Theatre and Musical Theatre in partnership with Eckerd College on Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida.
At West Virginia University and the School of Theatre & Dance, we aim to create actors, designers, technicians and all theatre artists who have the ability to shine on stage, backstage and beyond. To have the training, skills and creativity to enter the highly competitive entertainment industry. Located in Morgantown, WV (75 miles due south of Pittsburgh, PA), the School of Theatre & Dance has the advantages of a large university with the one-on-one attention that only a close-knit artistic home can truly offer. With 180 students working in four theatres, six shops, four laboratory classrooms and producing 8 – 10 production per year, our School is challenging and engaging with a faculty that continues to be professionals in their disciplines and within our industry. Passionate and enthusiastic for the art of live theatre and dance, we invite you to join our community of artists and craftspeople. Go Mountaineers!
The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre is a full-time acting conservatory located in the heart of New York City. Our approach focuses on the artistic growth of the actor through technical training in acting, movement, speech, and voice. The Neighborhood Playhouse offers the serious acting student what few other acting schools can provide – a rich tradition of excellence in actor training coupled with the practical skills for building a career. The Neighborhood Playhouse remains the only conservatory where the faculty was trained to teach acting by Sanford Meisner himself. Given the passion and skill of our instructors, it’s no surprise The Cambridge Guide to Theatre described The Neighborhood Playhouse as the most respected acting school in the country and first among all professional training programs. The Playhouse is a non-profit, tax-exempt school of training for actors, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama:
- has been ranked number 1 in the UK for Drama 4 times in the last 7 years
- is Europe’s first Steinway-Exclusive Conservatory
- is honored to have HRH, The Prince of Wales as President of the College
- is based in Cardiff, under 2 hours by train to central London We offer Undergraduate/Graduate programs in:
- Musical Theater
- Music (Classical & Jazz)
- Design for Performance
- Stage Management & Technical Theater.
- Arts Management
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Don’t just take our word for it…..
“The students are well prepared for the industry, have fantastic facilities and are supported by a passionate, creative and knowledgeable staff”
– Edward Thomas, multi-award winning Production Designer of Doctor Who, Sherlock and Da Vinci’s Demons
“I had no idea it would be this extraordinary”
– Andrew Lloyd Webber
Theatre Of Arts is the longest-running acting program on the west coast, starting in 1927. We are dedicated to turning young artists into working actors that are as passionate as they are professional.
Founded as an ensemble of impassioned students in 1985, Atlantic has grown into a powerhouse Acting School and a Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Off-Broadway Theater Company. The world-renowned Atlantic Acting School has empowered aspiring acting professionals to fulfill their dreams for 35 years. Ours is the only conservatory program in the world that offers in-depth training in Practical Aesthetics, the Atlantic Technique – outlined in A Practical Handbook for the Actor. We provide students with technical, creative, and personal rigor, and a life-long community that fuels success beyond our doors. From our full-time and evening conservatories to our NYU Tisch studio, and our after-school and summer programs for kids and teens, our immersive, learn-by-doing approach is central to an Atlantic Acting School education. #AtlanticActorsWork
Mary Baldwin University’s three year graduate program located in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia offers students two degrees: a Master of Letters and a Master of Fine Arts in Shakespeare and Performance. Some graduate theatre programs stress scholarship, others stagecraft. The Shakespeare and Performance program offers a marriage of both aspects that attracts applicants from around the world. Students in our program study, direct, experiment, and perform on campus and in the authentically recreated Blackfriars Playhouse downtown — home of the internationally acclaimed American Shakespeare Center, MBU’s programmatic partner. “Our goal — every day — is to learn together, as a community of artists and educators working side-by-side.” –Dr. Paul Menzer, program director