Leading Drama Schools in US

List of leading Drama schools in the United States:

Carnegie Mellon School of Drama - a division of the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Programs offered include B.F.A. in Acting/Music Theatre, B.F.A. in Directing, B.F.A. in Design and Production Technology & Management, etc.

Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio - one of the top acting schools in Los Angeles.

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts - a part of Chapman University.

Florida State University Film School - One of the top film schools in the nation, Florida State has been recognized by the Directors Guild of America for its “distinguished contribution to American culture through the world of film and television”. Film School students have won more Student Oscars and Collegiate Television Academy Awards combined in one year than any other film school (five Collegiate Television Academy Awards, and two Oscars, 2004).

Illinois Theatre Center - founded in 1976 by Steve and Etel Billig as the first Equity professional theatre in the far South Suburbs.

The Juilliard School - a conservatory offering pre-professional training in its programs for music, dance and drama.

The Sanford Meisner Center - located in North Hollywood, California.

Loyola Marymount University: School of Film and TeIevision - offers degree programs in Animation; Film + Television Production; Recording Arts; Screenwriting.

California Institute of the Arts - The nation's first art institute to offer BFAs and MFAs in both the visual and performing arts. CalArts is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is also a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music, Dance, and Theater. The institute's School of Art is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The New School for Drama - offers a three-year MFA program dedicated to training artists in the fields of Playwriting, Directing and Acting.

The University of the Arts - offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Art and Design, College of Performing Arts, College of Media and Communication.

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - In 2005, CCM was singled out as the “Best Place to Catch a Rising Star” in Cincinnati Magazine’s Annual “Best of” Issue.

University of Southern California: School of Theatre - ranked among the top five undergraduate theatre programs in the nation.

Yale School of Drama - a graduate professional conservatory for theatre training in every discipline of the art form.

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