University of South Dakota

The USD Theatre Department promotes excellence in education, research and service by fostering student engagement and leadership; exploring new questions, techniques and practices in the theatre; and supporting the principles of Inclusive Excellence by valuing diversity and inclusiveness throughout every sector of the department. Our program offers the only bachelor of fine arts in the state and is dedicated to taking talented individuals and helping them realize their artistic dreams. We prepare students for professions in acting, musical theatre, design technology and many more. Students will be equipped with the talent and tools necessary for immediate professional work, graduate studies or instruction.


UNC Greensboro

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).


Southern Illinois University

The SIU Department of Theater offers the right combination of theory, practice and imagination—an effective blend of academic work, production experience and creativity. Housed in the Communications Building on the SW corner of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus, the Department combines the advantages of a large University experience with the personalized attention of smaller colleges and the excitement of a fully functioning theater production company.


Louisiana Tech University

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.


West Virginia University

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!


Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

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:
    • Acting
    • Musical Theater
    • Music (Classical & Jazz)
    • Design for Performance
    • Stage Management & Technical Theater.
    • Arts Management

For a full list, visit our website below.

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


UC San Diego

UCSD’s Department of Theatre and Dance trains the next generation of artists and scholars who will reimagine the way we interpret our world through the performing arts.

We cultivate bold, highly talented artists capable of thriving in a variety of professional contexts.

Our faculty and students represent a wide range of theatrical and dance traditions and methodologies. We encourage diversity to create work that speaks to our historical moment.

We foster a community in which artists and scholars can realize their full potential.

Production is at the core of our training program. It is the laboratory where we experiment, energize, and explore. Actors, choreographers, directors, designers, playwrights, dramaturgs and stage managers develop their skills by working on full-scale productions while being mentored by distinguished artists.

Our goal is to inspire artists and scholars with a depth of knowledge and a breadth of practice who will become leaders in the field.


The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)

Co-founded in 1996 by Sir Paul McCartney, who remains our Lead-Patron, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) is home to over 1,000 students from over 40 countries worldwide.

At undergraduate level we teach Applied Theatre, Acting, Theatre & Performance Design, Theatre & Performance Technology, Dance, Filmmaking, Arts/Music Management, Music and Sound Technology.

At graduate level we teach Acting (Company), Costume Making, and Professional Practice: Theatre and Drama Facilitation.

In England an undergraduate degree is typically three years in duration – rather than four – with no general education classes, meaning you focus on your passion from day one. Graduate level courses are one year in duration.

At LIPA you’ll collaborate with students from different disciplines on fully realised productions and projects, as you will when you leave, building a network of international contacts as you go.

Find out more and speak to our current students on our website:

The University of Alabama

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in both theatre and dance, including a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Musical Theatre Concentration, and Bachelor of Fine Arts, with concentrations in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Design and Technical Production.

The BA in Theatre is a generalist degree with courses in all areas of theatre. The BA-Musical Theatre concentration and the BFA concentrations offer areas of in-depth study in acting, design and technical production, and musical theatre. Admission to the BA (Musical Theatre concentration only) and BFA programs are by audition/interview only. We have an active production season, producing six full-length plays and three musicals a year, in addition to many informal performances.


Southern Utah University

The Arts Administration Program at Southern Utah University develops graduates who advocate for the arts while balancing administrative systems with the creative process in arts and culture organizations. This ensures the artistic integrity and economic sustainability of these organizations. We offer a resident Master of Fine Arts degree and an online Master of Arts degree. Both degree tracks are designed to blend a love of the arts with the professional business skills necessary to promote, maintain, enhance, and fund arts organizations.


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