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Best graduate acting program?

cocobean21cocobean21 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited July 2011 in Theater/Drama Majors

So I am about to be a senior in college, and I am already researching graduate schools. I want to attend a graduate program in acting, particularly film/television acting. Are there any good programs that you would recommend? This is open to professionals, amateurs, future actors like me, etc. I want lots of answers and opinions, please!

Also, I live in Texas, but I want to go somewhere either in the West or up North for a change.

Thank you!
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Replies to: Best graduate acting program?

  • stargurl93stargurl93 Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    Hey Cocobean. I am in about the same situation. The issue with going to grad school is that the intention is usually for someone that wants to go for stage/Broadway. Dont get me wrong there are gats schools like USC, UCLA,Cal Arts, Rutgers, that teach film acting but not usually til the thrid/last year of grad.

    Also, grad is open to everyone but it is hard and competitive to get into. As long as you have you vachelors degree.
  • complexlifecomplexlife Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    NYU Graduate Acting Program, Yale School of Drama, Juilliard Drama Divison, Brown Trinity Rep.
  • fishbowlfreshmanfishbowlfreshman Registered User Posts: 827 Member
    I've said many times on here that I believe the best screen actors are stage trained and still stand by it, but you need to be a "theatre first" person to survive in an intensive theatre training program. Really, it's theatre, theatre THEATRE 24/7. You might be better off training in the LA studios for that as long as you've already acquired a good basic acting technique wherever you are. You'd really be better off asking around on Backstage.com for info on that. Just sayin' ...

    Here's a link to a list I actually grabbed from there a couple of years ago ... http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/theater-drama-majors/950803-non-scholastic-training-la-nyc.html
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