Top Colleges for Musical Theater

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So many of my students have a lifelong dream of pursuing musical theater but so many of them have no idea how to begin.  One of the most imporant decisions of their career will be where they attend college.  Picking the right school can make all the difference in how successful and prepared they will be for a life in theater.  The following list shows some of the highest ranked and most popular schools for musical theater.  It is not complete and I am sure I forgot some but it is a great place to start.

Musical Theater Out of state

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ

Yale University
Theater Studies
New Haven, CT

Carnegie Mellon University
College of Fine Arts
Pittsburgh, PA

The Juilliard School (not really for musical theater)
New York, NY
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
New York, NY

Northwestern University, School of Communication
Theatre Department
Evanston, IL

University of Cincinnati College of Conservatory of Music
Cincinnati, OH

Musical Theatre Department
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Ann Arbor, MI

School of Theater, Film and Television

University of Arizona

Tuscon, AC


Emerson College

Boston, MA

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY


Rockford College

Rockford, IL


Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA



New York University


Boston Conservatory

Boston, MA



Westerville, OH


Penn State School of Theater

University Park, PA


University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL


University of Oklahoma’s Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre

Norman, Ok



New York, NY




California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA


University of California, San Diego
Theatre & Dance
La Jolla, CA


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA



Los Angeles, CA


Cal State Fullerton,

Fullerton, CA


Cal State Northridge,

Northridge, CA


University of California

Irvine, CA


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