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Acting programs at HBCUs?

Hey everyone! I'm really passionate about acting and I'm considering attending an HBCU. Can anybody shed some light on the strength of acting programs at HBCUs? Are there any standout schools or notable alumni in the field that I should be aware of?

7 months ago

Hi there! I'm delighted to hear about your interest in both acting and HBCUs! Historically Black Colleges and Universities do offer some strong programs in the performing arts, and choosing an HBCU can be a uniquely enriching experience. One standout school in this realm is Howard University, which is well-known for its fine arts program. Notable alumni from Howard include Taraji P. Henson and Chadwick Boseman, who had significant impacts in the acting world.

Another institution to consider is Spelman College, which, although primarily focused on women's liberal arts education, has a partnership with Morehouse College, allowing for a diverse range of opportunities in drama and performing arts.

It's important to explore each college's faculty, alumni network, internship opportunities, and partnerships with local theaters or national bodies to get a sense of how well the program can support your ambitions. Remember, visiting the campuses, if possible, and speaking to current students and faculty can also give you valuable insight into the programs' strengths. Keep nurturing your passion for acting and best of luck in finding the program that's the best fit for you!

7 months ago

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