Theatre Schools Offering General Drama Programs

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In 2017, we rated 1,031 theatre schools offering general drama programs. General drama colleges are located in California (130 schools), Texas (74 schools), New York (67 schools), Pennsylvania (56 schools), Massachusetts (37 schools), North Carolina (35 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 50 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 50 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 Central Florida - Theatre School Ranking
Carnegie Mellon University - Theatre School Ranking
6. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of California San Diego - Theatre School Ranking
Arizona State University Tempe - Theatre School Ranking
George Mason University - Theatre School Ranking
The New School - Theatre School Ranking
10. The New School

New York City, New York

American Musical and Dramatic Academy - Theatre School Ranking
Columbia University in The City of New York - Theatre School Ranking
Emerson College - Theatre School Ranking
13. Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts

University of California Los Angeles - Theatre School Ranking
Florida State University - Theatre School Ranking
15. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

California State University Long Beach - Theatre School Ranking
University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Theatre School Ranking
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Theatre School Ranking
18. University of Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

California State University Fullerton - Theatre School Ranking
University of California Berkeley - Theatre School Ranking
Indiana University Bloomington - Theatre School Ranking
CUNY Hunter College - Theatre School Ranking
22. CUNY Hunter College

New York City, New York

University of New Orleans - Theatre School Ranking
23. University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

University of Georgia - Theatre School Ranking
Ohio State University - Theatre School Ranking
University of Wisconsin Madison - Theatre School Ranking
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Theatre School Ranking
27. University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Yale University - Theatre School Ranking
28. Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

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

San Diego, California

University of Florida - Theatre School Ranking
30. University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Rutgers University New Brunswick - Theatre School Ranking
31. Rutgers University New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Boston University - Theatre School Ranking
32. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Wayne State University - Theatre School Ranking
University of California Davis - Theatre School Ranking
University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Theatre School Ranking
California State University Northridge - Theatre School Ranking
Savannah College of Art and Design - Theatre School Ranking
Stony Brook University - Theatre School Ranking
38. Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

University of Maryland College Park - Theatre School Ranking
University of California Santa Barbara - Theatre School Ranking
University of Colorado Boulder - Theatre School Ranking
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - Theatre School Ranking
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Theatre School Ranking
Chapman University - Theatre School Ranking
44. Chapman University

Orange, California

The University of Texas at Austin - Theatre School Ranking
University of Houston - Theatre School Ranking
Brown University - Theatre School Ranking
47. Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Fordham University - Theatre School Ranking
48. Fordham University

Bronx, New York

Vassar College - Theatre School Ranking
49. Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Harvard University - Theatre School Ranking
50. Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts



General drama schools by state:

Schools by State13 General Drama Schools in Alabama17 General Drama Schools in Arizona11 General Drama Schools in Arkansas130 General Drama Schools in California11 General Drama Schools in Colorado13 General Drama Schools in ConnecticutNo General Drama Schools in Delaware22 General Drama Schools in Florida27 General Drama Schools in Georgia7 General Drama Schools in Idaho33 General Drama Schools in Illinois27 General Drama Schools in Indiana19 General Drama Schools in Iowa19 General Drama Schools in Kansas19 General Drama Schools in Kentucky11 General Drama Schools in Louisiana4 General Drama Schools in Maine13 General Drama Schools in Maryland37 General Drama Schools in Massachusetts31 General Drama Schools in Michigan30 General Drama Schools in Minnesota9 General Drama Schools in Mississippi32 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 Jersey6 General Drama Schools in New Mexico67 General Drama Schools in New York35 General Drama Schools in North Carolina4 General Drama Schools in North Dakota34 General Drama Schools in Ohio16 General Drama Schools in Oklahoma14 General Drama Schools in Oregon56 General Drama Schools in Pennsylvania7 General Drama Schools in Rhode Island19 General Drama Schools in South Carolina6 General Drama Schools in South Dakota19 General Drama Schools in Tennessee74 General Drama Schools in Texas9 General Drama Schools in Utah7 General Drama Schools in Vermont30 General Drama Schools in Virginia15 General Drama Schools in Washington7 General Drama Schools in District of Columbia6 General Drama Schools in West Virginia23 General Drama Schools in Wisconsin4 General Drama Schools in Wyoming


General drama schools by diploma:

Certificates: 50 schools
Associate's Degrees: 186 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 833 schools
Master's Degrees: 162 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 36 schools

General drama schools by region:

Northeast: 208 schools
Midwest: 270 schools
South: 332 schools
West: 221 schools

Other theatre programs:

Acting and Performing: 435 schools
Screenwriting and Playwriting: 60 schools
Design and Technology: 280 schools
Management and Directing: 83 schools
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