Theatre Schools in California - 2018 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 in California 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 ranking 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

Located in Los Angeles, 15 theatre programs

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

Located in La Jolla, 11 theatre programs

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

Located in Irvine, 5 theatre programs

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

Located in Los Angeles, 3 theatre programs

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

Located in Berkeley, 3 theatre programs

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

Located in Davis, 5 theatre programs

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

Located in Santa Barbara, 4 theatre programs

Pepperdine University - Theatre School Ranking
8. Pepperdine University

Located in Malibu, 6 theatre programs

Chapman University - Theatre School Ranking
9. Chapman University

Located in Orange, 5 theatre programs

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

Located in Valencia, 16 theatre programs

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

Located in Long Beach, 4 theatre programs

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

Located in Riverside, 3 theatre programs

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

Located in Fullerton, 4 theatre programs

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

Located in San Diego, 3 theatre programs

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

Located in San Francisco, 3 theatre programs

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

Located in Northridge, 4 theatre programs

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

Located in Los Angeles, 4 theatre programs

Stanford University - Theatre School Ranking
18. Stanford University

Located in Stanford, 4 theatre programs

Pomona College - Theatre School Ranking
19. Pomona College

Located in Claremont, 2 theatre programs

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

Located in Claremont, 2 theatre programs

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

Located in Claremont, 2 theatre programs

Santa Clara University - Theatre School Ranking
22. Santa Clara University

Located in Santa Clara, 2 theatre programs

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

Located in Los Angeles, 5 theatre programs

Occidental College - Theatre School Ranking
24. Occidental College

Located in Los Angeles, 2 theatre programs

University of California Santa Cruz - Theatre School Ranking
25. University of California Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, 4 theatre programs

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

Located in San Francisco, 2 theatre programs

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

Located in San Diego, 3 theatre programs

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

Located in Thousand Oaks, 2 theatre programs

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo - Theatre School Ranking
29. California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Located in San Luis Obispo, 2 theatre programs

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

Located in Los Angeles, 1 theatre program

Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre - Theatre School Ranking
31. Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Located in Blue Lake, 2 theatre programs

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

Located in Fresno, 2 theatre programs

California State Polytechnic University Pomona - Theatre School Ranking
33. California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Located in Pomona, 1 theatre program

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

Located in San Francisco, 3 theatre programs

California State University Sacramento - Theatre School Ranking
35. California State University Sacramento

Located in Sacramento, 3 theatre programs

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

Located in Chico, 4 theatre programs

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

Located in San Jose, 4 theatre programs

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

Located in Burbank, 4 theatre programs

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

Located in Arcata, 4 theatre programs

American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles - Theatre School Ranking
40. American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles

Located in Los Angeles, 2 theatre programs

Pitzer College - Theatre School Ranking
41. Pitzer College

Located in Claremont, 2 theatre programs

University of La Verne - Theatre School Ranking
42. University of La Verne

Located in La Verne, 1 theatre program

Scripps College - Theatre School Ranking
43. Scripps College

Located in Claremont, 2 theatre programs

University of The Pacific - Theatre School Ranking
44. University of the Pacific

Located in Stockton, 1 theatre program

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

Located in Azusa, 2 theatre programs

University of Redlands - Theatre School Ranking
46. University of Redlands

Located in Redlands, 2 theatre programs

Biola University - Theatre School Ranking
47. Biola University

Located in La Mirada, 1 theatre program

Mills College - Theatre School Ranking
48. Mills College

Located in Oakland, 2 theatre programs

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

Located in San Bernardino, 3 theatre programs

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

Located in Riverside, 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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