Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well. I am a junior searching for colleges and would love your college suggestions. I have a 4.0 unweighted, (although that probably won’t help me much with theatre) and I have taken the PSAT last year and scored 1330, (I think I can do better though). Some info:
I am going to major in theater, so that I can go into a career in screen acting after college. I am not sure if I want a complete conservatory experience because I do want to do some exploring in college, study abroad, and possibly even double major, but if the college has a screen acting major or a showcase, I would do a BFA there. I may even see if I can get an MFA. It would be great if the school could give students opportunities to perform and practice their craft while studying, either through school productions, student-run productions, or professional work.
I am looking for a college with a smaller feel <8000 undergrads, small classes, and a close relationship with professors, hopefully somewhere where I can develop connections that can extend to the acting industry. I would also like to go to a school where students live on campus. Also, being a foodie, it would be really nice if the college has good food, and/or good options nearby, having a city or a nice college town within a short driving distance is a huge plus too! A warm climate would be nice.
While I do have fairly respectable grades, I’m scared that I won’t get accepted into good acting schools because I am somewhat new to acting, having picked it up in sophomore year.
Financially speaking, I hope that I will be able to leave college without debt, and would prefer to go to a school that gives good financial aid or is more budget friendly.
Some schools I’m looking at right now.
- Loyola Marymount University
- Chapman University: screen acting major
- USC (A little big)
- The New School
- Marymount Manhattan College
- Pace University: screen acting major
I have also been looking into LAC’s such as Muhlenberg and Pomona too!
If you know of any schools that you think would be a good fit for me, feel free to respond to this post! I am just having trouble finding schools that I could characterize as “Likely’s” because I am new to theatre, and all of the places I look bring up big name schools with super low acceptance rates.