In this year's college guide, Back Stage tackles the question: Is earning a degree in performing the right pathway for you? Plus, check out our comprehensive listing of colleges and universities that offer theatre and dance programs.
A Matter of Degree
No two actors' training paths are quite the same. Some students jump headlong into intensive conservatory training in their teens. Others favor a liberal-arts education, earning a general theatre degree. Some find their way to graduate school, while some are content with an undergraduate degree — though they may seek further training from nonaccredited schools or coaches. Back Stage recently spoke with faculty, alumni, and current students about how to cope with these myriad choices.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ACTING PROGRAMS 2008
Check out Back Stage's 2008 a list of accredited, degree-granting acting programs at colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. It includes schools that grant either a degree in acting or a degree in another major that has an acting component or concentration. Undergraduate programs are listed first, followed by graduate programs, each divided by state.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY DANCE PROGRAMS 2008
The following is a list of dance programs at colleges and universities in the United States. It includes schools that offer a major or minor in dance or a degree in another major that has a dance component or concentration.