Theatre Schools in California - 2017 Ranking

Schools
162
In CA
California Theatre Schools162 California theatre colleges offer certificates, associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in acting, design, and production.

The best theatre programs are offered by University of Southern California. This theatre college offers an excellent quality programs - five-star rating for curriculum and four stars for teaching.

See the best 50 theatre schools and colleges in California below or narrow your search by program, desired diploma, or city in California.


Top 50 theatre schools in California:

University of Southern California - Theatre School Ranking
1. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, 15 theatre programs

University of California San Diego - Theatre School Ranking
2. University of California San Diego

La Jolla, 11 theatre programs

University of California Irvine - Theatre School Ranking
3. University of California Irvine

Irvine, 5 theatre programs

California Institute of The Arts - Theatre School Ranking
4. California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, 16 theatre programs

Chapman University - Theatre School Ranking
5. Chapman University

Orange, 5 theatre programs

University of California Los Angeles - Theatre School Ranking
6. University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 3 theatre programs

California State University Long Beach - Theatre School Ranking
7. California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, 4 theatre programs

California State University Northridge - Theatre School Ranking
8. California State University Northridge

Northridge, 4 theatre programs

California State University Fullerton - Theatre School Ranking
9. California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, 4 theatre programs

American Conservatory Theater - Theatre School Ranking
10. American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco, 3 theatre programs

University of California Berkeley - Theatre School Ranking
11. University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, 3 theatre programs

San Diego State University - Theatre School Ranking
12. San Diego State University

San Diego, 3 theatre programs

University of California Davis - Theatre School Ranking
13. University of California Davis

Davis, 5 theatre programs

University of California Santa Barbara - Theatre School Ranking
14. University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, 4 theatre programs

University of California Riverside - Theatre School Ranking
15. University of California Riverside

Riverside, 3 theatre programs

California State University Los Angeles - Theatre School Ranking
16. California State University Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 4 theatre programs

Pepperdine University - Theatre School Ranking
17. Pepperdine University

Malibu, 6 theatre programs

New York Film Academy - Theatre School Ranking
18. New York Film Academy

Burbank, 4 theatre programs

Loyola Marymount University - Theatre School Ranking
19. Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, 5 theatre programs

American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles - Theatre School Ranking
University of California Santa Cruz - Theatre School Ranking
21. University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, 4 theatre programs

San Francisco State University - Theatre School Ranking
22. San Francisco State University

San Francisco, 3 theatre programs

Otis College of Art and Design - Theatre School Ranking
23. Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, 1 theatre program

San Jose State University - Theatre School Ranking
24. San Jose State University

San Jose, 4 theatre programs

Humboldt State University - Theatre School Ranking
25. Humboldt State University

Arcata, 4 theatre programs

Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre - Theatre School Ranking
California State University Sacramento - Theatre School Ranking
27. California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, 3 theatre programs

California State University Fresno - Theatre School Ranking
28. California State University Fresno

Fresno, 2 theatre programs

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo - Theatre School Ranking
Santa Clara University - Theatre School Ranking
30. Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, 2 theatre programs

University of San Diego - Theatre School Ranking
31. University of San Diego

San Diego, 3 theatre programs

California State University Chico - Theatre School Ranking
32. California State University Chico

Chico, 4 theatre programs

University of San Francisco - Theatre School Ranking
33. University of San Francisco

San Francisco, 2 theatre programs

Stanford University - Theatre School Ranking
34. Stanford University

Stanford, 4 theatre programs

Occidental College - Theatre School Ranking
35. Occidental College

Los Angeles, 2 theatre programs

California Lutheran University - Theatre School Ranking
36. California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, 2 theatre programs

California State Polytechnic University Pomona - Theatre School Ranking
Pomona College - Theatre School Ranking
38. Pomona College

Claremont, 2 theatre programs

Harvey Mudd College - Theatre School Ranking
39. Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, 2 theatre programs

Claremont McKenna College - Theatre School Ranking
40. Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, 2 theatre programs

Academy of Art University - Theatre School Ranking
41. Academy of Art University

San Francisco, 10 theatre programs

Azusa Pacific University - Theatre School Ranking
42. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, 2 theatre programs

Citrus College - Theatre School Ranking
43. Citrus College

Glendora, 3 theatre programs

California State University San Marcos - Theatre School Ranking
44. California State University San Marcos

San Marcos, 1 theatre program

California Baptist University - Theatre School Ranking
45. California Baptist University

Riverside, 4 theatre programs

Vanguard University of Southern California - Theatre School Ranking
University of Redlands - Theatre School Ranking
47. University of Redlands

Redlands, 2 theatre programs

California State University San Bernardino - Theatre School Ranking
48. California State University San Bernardino

San Bernardino, 3 theatre programs

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles - Theatre School Ranking
Point Loma Nazarene University - Theatre School Ranking
50. Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, 4 theatre programs



California theatre schools by program:

General Drama: 130 schools
Acting and Performing: 78 schools
Screenwriting and Playwriting: 11 schools
Design and Technology: 42 schools
Management and Directing: 6 schools

California theatre schools by diploma:

Certificates: 45 schools
Associate's Degrees: 91 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 67 schools
Master's Degrees: 29 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 7 schools

California theatre schools by city:

Alameda: 1 school
Angwin: 1 school
Aptos: 1 school
Arcata: 1 school
Azusa: 1 school
Bakersfield: 2 schools
Belmont: 1 school
Berkeley: 2 schools
Blue Lake: 1 school
Burbank: 1 school
Camarillo: 1 school
Carson: 1 school
Chico: 1 school
Chula Vista: 1 school
Claremont: 5 schools
Coalinga: 1 school
Costa Mesa: 2 schools
Culver City: 1 school
Cupertino: 1 school
Cypress: 1 school
Davis: 1 school
El Cajon: 1 school
Fairfield: 1 school
Fountain Valley: 1 school
Fremont: 1 school
Fresno: 3 schools
Fullerton: 2 schools
Gilroy: 1 school
Glendale: 1 school
Glendora: 1 school
Hayward: 2 schools
Hollywood: 1 school
Huntington Beach: 1 school
Irvine: 3 schools
Kentfield: 1 school
La Jolla: 2 schools
La Mirada: 1 school
La Verne: 1 school
Lancaster: 1 school
Livermore: 1 school
Long Beach: 2 schools
Los Altos Hills: 1 school
Los Angeles: 12 schools
Malibu: 1 school
Marysville: 1 school
Merced: 1 school
Mission Viejo: 1 school
Modesto: 1 school
Monterey: 1 school
Monterey Park: 1 school
Moorpark: 1 school
Moraga: 1 school
Napa: 1 school
Northridge: 1 school
Norwalk: 1 school
Oakland: 2 schools
Oceanside: 1 school
Orange: 1 school
Oroville: 1 school
Palm Desert: 1 school
Pasadena: 1 school
Pittsburg: 1 school
Pleasant Hill: 1 school
Pomona: 1 school
Quincy: 1 school
Rancho Cucamonga: 1 school
Redding: 1 school
Redlands: 1 school
Redwood City: 1 school
Reedley: 1 school
Ridgecrest: 1 school
Riverside: 3 schools
Rocklin: 2 schools
Rohnert Park: 1 school
Sacramento: 4 schools
Salinas: 1 school
San Bernardino: 1 school
San Diego: 7 schools
San Francisco: 5 schools
San Jacinto: 1 school
San Jose: 1 school
San Luis Obispo: 2 schools
San Marcos: 2 schools
San Mateo: 1 school
Santa Ana: 1 school
Santa Barbara: 3 schools
Santa Clara: 2 schools
Santa Clarita: 1 school
Santa Cruz: 1 school
Santa Maria: 1 school
Santa Monica: 1 school
Santa Rosa: 1 school
Saratoga: 1 school
South Lake Tahoe: 1 school
Stanford: 1 school
Stockton: 2 schools
Susanville: 1 school
Taft: 1 school
Thousand Oaks: 1 school
Torrance: 1 school
Turlock: 1 school
Ukiah: 1 school
Valencia: 1 school
Valley Glen: 1 school
Ventura: 1 school
Victorville: 1 school
Visalia: 1 school
Walnut: 1 school
Weed: 1 school
Whittier: 2 schools
Woodland Hills: 1 school
Yucaipa: 1 school
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