3 years ago
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what college have drama/acting class in there school?

im am in 10th grade planning my future early

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3 years ago

The best schools/colleges/universities for the Performing Arts are the following.

Julliard (NYC) - Robin Williams, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Adam Driver


Yale School of Drama (New Haven CT) - Jodi Foster, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Connelly, Clair Danes


NYU Tisch School (NYU) Alec Balwin, James Franco, Martin Scorcese, Aziz Ansari, Kristen Bell, Rachel Bloom


UNC (Charlotte NC) - Ken Jeong, Billy Crudup, Andy Griffith, Dan Cortese, John Forsythe, Liza Huber


Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA) Ted Danson, Albert Brooks, Blair Underwood, Holly Hunter, Ethan Hawke, Zachary Quinto, Ming-Na Wen


UCLA - (Los Angeles Ca) Mayim Bialik, Beth Behrs, Kal Penn, Beau Bridges, Danica McKeller, Ben Stiller, Catherine Bell, Dax Shepard, Jack Black


UC San Diego ( San Diego CA) - Benecio Del Toro, Milana Vayntrub,


The full list is here:


If acting is your passion and your spike and you want to be an actor, then you should absolutely follow your dreams and try to get into the best acting school possible. If you are excellent at your craft you will be in high demand. There are many avenues to pursue as an actor, theater and stage, film, television, documentaries, social media influencer, television, and online advertisements, voice-over actors in animation, audible, spokesperson, etc.

Like any other profession, the best of the best are all 7 and 8 figure millionaires, they very long careers that span decades and can retire in comfort. If they wish to do something else, they can coach, teach, consult, or write books, plays, direct, produce, or get involved in any other facet of production. More than 95% of actors have other gigs or part-time jobs but if you love something, there is no reason not to do it. There are plenty of people that pick careers for a steady income like accountancy or nursing but very few actually are in love with those occupations day in and day out.

With acting, every project or character is a new opportunity to use your talents to create something great, new, and memorable. Do not let anyone talk you out of it if you are truly passionate to be an actor.

Best of luck!

3 years ago

So almost all colleges have a drama program doubly so if they have a school of visual arts or synonym of that. Also if you decide to not major in drama most schools allow anyone interested to join the drama/theater club as its not typically locked behind your major but some schools do that.

A word of advice (this may come off a tad harsh) majoring in drama with no other degree isn't a good option as if I remember correctly out of all majors its the 3rd lowest in average salary. The saying major in your job minor in what you love is almost tailored made for drama majors. Or you can dual/double major but it may take more than 4 years.

I hope this helps and feel free to ask for clarification. Sorry for the harshness.

3 years ago

Personally, I would choose the Yale School of Drama. But you are looking at your capabilities.

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