The Hollywood Reporter has released its annual list of the 25 best college drama programs, determined from surveys of alumni, academics, and industry professionals.
New York City performing arts conservatory Juilliard topped the list, coming in above such schools as Yale, NYU Tisch, UC San Diego, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
While the survey looked at schools worldwide, the final list was U.S. centric. The four non-U.S. schools, all English, are London Academy of Dramatic Art, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
To see the complete ranked list, visit HollywoodReporter.com.
High school students looking for help selecting colleges and universities for collegiate theatre studies can also use Playbill and The Growing Studio's new weekly series College Theatre Auditions, which brings faculty from top college theatre programs nationwide live to Playbill for a comprehensive, hour-long question and answer session. Viewers can submit their own questions in this perfect opportunity to demystify college auditions, illuminate the college theatre experience, and get to know the top schools and their faculty while making decisions on where to apply.
Schools coming up on College Theatre Auditions include Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Ohio Northern University (June 12), Baldwin Wallace University and Kent State University (June 19), and University of Michigan and Oakland University (June 26).
The live streams are held each Friday at 1PM ET on Playbill.com and Playbill's YouTube channel and Facebook page. Interviews are available to watch on demand after the live streams at Playbill.com/CollegeTheatreAuditions.