Looking for Acting Schools?
Our detailed listings of acting schools, acting colleges
and acting classes give you the information you need
to chose the right theater school for you.
Most listings come with information on acting techniques learned, range
of acting classes, performance opportunities, acting career preparation,
financial aid and how to apply.
You can also read our checklist of what to look for in
good performing arts schools so you can make an informed decision about where to learn to act.
Good luck with your search!
US Acting Schools
Follow the links below for acting universities
and schools around the world:
Wondering how hard is it to get into acting colleges like Juilliard?
Is there an Actors Studio school? What are good acting conservatories for beginning actors?
Where did Julia Roberts go to study acting? How expensive is Lee Strasberg?
Just browse the acting schools
and acting classes in our directory to get the answers.
Or use the search box to your left to get more information on
a specific theater school you like.
Choosing a good acting school will go a long way
to helping you succeed in your acting career,
so read our checklist for acting programs
to help you decide.
Not all acting schools are created equal.
Some boast huge theaters so acting students can get all the onstage experience they need.
Others focus on those who want a film acting career through on-camera classes and short films.
Some acting classes are big on preparing students for the real world through networking events,
casting director workshops and showcases.
Whether you want to become an actor on Broadway or on screen,
this website will help you find the right type of training for you
and point out the top acting schools out there.
We compiled a
list of classes you should look for
in a good acting school,
and other classes you'll want to take later on as you grow as an actor.
If you're considering an
learn about the different acting degrees
out there. We also compiled a list of
best theater colleges.
Whenever possible, listings of performing arts schools, acting colleges and acting classes
come with the following information:
- A short desciption of the school.
- A list of acting classes you can take, including classes related to acting, like movement, singing, or improv.
- What acting technique is taught, if the school focuses on a particular method.
- The names of any recognizable actors who graduated from the school.
How often can students get on stage, how big are the performance spaces, etc.
Anything the theater school does to prepare students to become working actors, including auditioning classes, seminars with casting directors, internships and industry showcase opportunities.
What acting degree you will get if you finish the acting program, whether it's a BFA in Acting at acting colleges or a certificate from a conservatory.
The cost of every class, acting program or period. Some performing arts schools may only give a range and don't update their prices with us, so always confirm fees directly with the schools.
What special loans, scolarships or other special financial help is available to acting studetns for a particular theater school.
Information on application requirements like headshots, resumes or an acting school audition. Please note that most of the programs listed require applicants to be 18 years old and have a high-school diploma (master's programs require a bachelor's degree). Some schools may have separate special programs for children and teens.
What are your chances of getting in the school.
Will you be allowed to audition for acting jobs while you study acting at this theater school or acting college.
If you don't see an entry, it could mean that it doesn't apply (for example, many acting classes don't offer a degree, so it would be left out) or that
the information is just not available. We try to provide as much up to date information as possible,
but if you don't see what you're looking for, you can always contact schools directly.
Found the perfect acting school for you?
All you have left to do is to submit your application.
Make sure you allow for plenty of time and remember that application deadlines for universities
are usually in January. If you're an international student,
you'll need to apply early to get your student visa in time.
Good luck on your first step towards an acting career!
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