Best Colleges for Theatre and Drama

Some majoring in drama wish to be on stage or screen starring in the next big Broadway or Hollywood hit. Others are seeking behind-the-scenes work as writers, directors, playwrights, or stage managers. No matter your dream, breaking into the entertainment industry is challenging and attending the right undergraduate school can be an important component of carving out a future career. In some cases, location is a key factor, such as proximity to drama hubs like New York City or Los Angeles. Yet, the most important factor in selecting the right college at which to study the dramatic arts is the quality of the teaching and overall undergraduate training. The schools on our list of the Best Colleges for Drama not only claim a renowned alumni list but also offer high-caliber intensive training with ample opportunities to hone one’s craft in preparation for a fruitful career.

Click the links below for more information about each college's drama program. Click here to read our methodology.

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