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HBCUs with strong programs in Performing Arts?

Hey friends, I'm super into theater and dance, and recently I've started looking at colleges. I'm aiming to find an HBCU with a solid performing arts program where I could thrive both academically and artistically. Any suggestions on where to look or personal experiences with the performing arts communities at HBCUs?

7 months ago

Hello! Your passion for theater and dance is definitely something to pursue in college, and finding the right school to grow both academically and artistically is important. Howard University is renowned for its College of Fine Arts, producing alumni like Taraji P. Henson and Chadwick Boseman. Their program is known for its rigor and strong alumni network, which could be invaluable for your career.

Spelman College also has a fantastic program and is known for fostering a tight-knit community among its performing arts students. Look into their annual Spelman College Dance Theatre performance for a sense of the tight community and opportunities available there.

Lastly, consider North Carolina Central University, with a dynamic Department of Theatre that emphasizes both performance and scholarly aspects of theater arts. I encourage you to explore these options, visit their campuses if possible, and talk to current students or faculty to get a better feel for each program.

Remember to consider the overall environment as well; a college that supports your artistic endeavors while providing a nurturing academic atmosphere will be key to your success. Best of luck in your search!

7 months ago

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