Theatre Schools Offering General Drama Programs

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In 2015, we rated 992 theatre schools offering general drama programs. General drama colleges are located in California (107 schools), Texas (74 schools), New York (63 schools), Pennsylvania (57 schools), Massachusetts (35 schools), North Carolina (34 schools) and 44 other states.

The best general drama program in the United States is offered by New York University. That school has an excellent general drama program: five-star rating for curriculum and four-star rating for teaching.

The Best 25 general drama schools are below. To compare all general drama schools, narrow your search by state or desired diploma. Also, check the fresh ranking of the top performing art schools and colleges in the United States.


Top 25 general drama schools:

New York University - Theatre School Ranking
1. New York University

New York City, New York

Northwestern University - Theatre School Ranking
2. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

University of Southern California - Theatre School Ranking
University of California Irvine - Theatre School Ranking
University of California Los Angeles - Theatre School Ranking
Emerson College - Theatre School Ranking
6. Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts

Illinois State University - Theatre School Ranking
Temple University - Theatre School Ranking
8. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of California San Diego - Theatre School Ranking
University of New Orleans - Theatre School Ranking
10. University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

University of Central Florida - Theatre School Ranking
Chapman University - Theatre School Ranking
12. Chapman University

Orange, California

George Mason University - Theatre School Ranking
Pace University New York - Theatre School Ranking
14. Pace University New York

New York City, New York

American Musical and Dramatic Academy - Theatre School Ranking
Columbia University in The City of New York - Theatre School Ranking
Indiana University Bloomington - Theatre School Ranking
University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Theatre School Ranking
University of Washington Seattle - Theatre School Ranking
Florida State University - Theatre School Ranking
20. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Carnegie Mellon University - Theatre School Ranking
21. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of Notre Dame - Theatre School Ranking
22. University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Theatre School Ranking
23. University of North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

University of California Santa Cruz - Theatre School Ranking
California State University Fullerton - Theatre School Ranking


General drama schools by state:

Schools by State13 General Drama Schools in Alabama20 General Drama Schools in Arizona12 General Drama Schools in Arkansas107 General Drama Schools in California11 General Drama Schools in Colorado12 General Drama Schools in ConnecticutNo General Drama Schools in Delaware22 General Drama Schools in Florida26 General Drama Schools in Georgia6 General Drama Schools in Idaho33 General Drama Schools in Illinois28 General Drama Schools in Indiana19 General Drama Schools in Iowa20 General Drama Schools in Kansas17 General Drama Schools in Kentucky12 General Drama Schools in Louisiana4 General Drama Schools in Maine11 General Drama Schools in Maryland35 General Drama Schools in Massachusetts32 General Drama Schools in Michigan29 General Drama Schools in Minnesota9 General Drama Schools in Mississippi31 General Drama Schools in Missouri3 General Drama Schools in Montana12 General Drama Schools in Nebraska3 General Drama Schools in Nevada6 General Drama Schools in New Hampshire11 General Drama Schools in New Jersey5 General Drama Schools in New Mexico63 General Drama Schools in New York34 General Drama Schools in North Carolina4 General Drama Schools in North Dakota33 General Drama Schools in Ohio15 General Drama Schools in Oklahoma12 General Drama Schools in Oregon57 General Drama Schools in Pennsylvania6 General Drama Schools in Rhode Island18 General Drama Schools in South Carolina6 General Drama Schools in South Dakota19 General Drama Schools in Tennessee74 General Drama Schools in Texas8 General Drama Schools in Utah7 General Drama Schools in Vermont29 General Drama Schools in Virginia15 General Drama Schools in Washington8 General Drama Schools in District of Columbia5 General Drama Schools in West Virginia22 General Drama Schools in Wisconsin4 General Drama Schools in Wyoming


General drama schools by diploma:

Certificates: 35 schools
Associate's Degrees: 156 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 827 schools
Master's Degrees: 147 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 33 schools

General drama schools by region:

Northeast: 201 schools
Midwest: 269 schools
South: 326 schools
West: 196 schools

Popular cities for general drama schools:

New York City: 11 schools
Washington: 8 schools
Los Angeles: 7 schools
Saint Paul: 7 schools
Boston: 6 schools
Chicago: 6 schools
Saint Louis: 6 schools
Phoenix: 6 schools
San Antonio: 6 schools
Pittsburgh: 5 schools
San Diego: 5 schools
Grand Rapids: 5 schools
Nashville: 5 schools
Claremont: 5 schools
Greensboro: 4 schools
Minneapolis: 4 schools
Portland: 4 schools
Philadelphia: 4 schools
Seattle: 4 schools
Atlanta: 4 schools

Other theatre programs:

Acting and Performing: 342 schools
Screenwriting and Playwriting: 57 schools
Design and Technology: 183 schools
Management and Directing: 66 schools
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