Acting Programs

The following list of acting programs is divided into four categories: “Undergraduate Acting Programs”, “Graduate Acting Programs”, “Doctoral/PhD Programs in Acting”, and “Other Programs in Acting”. The programs below are sorted alphabetically by country, with the US separated into states and Canada into provinces.

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Undergraduate Acting Programs

Australia
Canada
England
Ireland
Netherlands
Sweden
USA
Wales

Graduate Acting Programs

Australia
England
Macedonia
Sweden
USA
Wales

Doctoral/PhD Programs in Acting

England
USA

Other Programs in Acting

USA


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Undergraduate Acting Programs

Australia

Griffith University – Theatre: Acting, BA

University of Tasmania – Theatre and Performance, BA


Canada

Alberta

University of Alberta – Acting, BFA

University of Lethbridge – Dramatic Arts: Performance, BFA

British Columbia

Trinity Western University – Acting, BFA

Univerisity of British Columbia – Acting, BFA

University of Victoria – Theatre: Performance Focus, BFA

Manitoba

The University of Winnipeg – Theatre and Film: Acting and Directing Concentration, BA

Nova Scotia

Acadia University – Theatre: Performance, BA

Dalhousie University – Theatre: Acting, BA

Newfoundland and Labrador

Memorial University of Newfoundland – Theatre: Acting Stream, BFA

Ontario

Brock University – Dramatic Arts: Performance, BA

Toronto Film School – Acting for Film, TV and Theatre, BA

University of Windsor – Drama: Acting, BFA

York University – Theatre: Acting, BA, BFA

Quebec

Concordia University – Acting for the Theatre, BFA

University of Saskatchewan – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Saskatchewan

University of Regina – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BA


England

CU Scarborough – Acting, BA (Hons)

Falmouth University – Acting, BA

Falmouth University – Theatre and Performance, BA

Leeds Beckett University – Theatre and Performance, BA

London South Bank University – Acting and Performance, BA

Manchester School of Theatre – Acting, BA

Plymouth Marjon – Theatre: Acting, BA

Plymouth University – Acting, BA

Regent’s University, London – Acting for Stage and Screen, BA

Rose Bruford College – Acting, BA

Rose Bruford College – Actor Musicianship, BA

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – Acting, BA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Acting, BA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Performance Arts, BA

Southampton Solent University – Theatre: Acting and Performance, BA

St Mary’s University – Acting, BA

University of Chester – Drama, BA (Hons)

University of Chichester – Acting, BA

University of Central Lancashire – Theatre: Acting, BA

University of Gloucestershire – Drama and Performance Practice, BA

University of Gloucestershire – Performing Arts, BA

University of Sunderland – Performing Arts, BA

University of the Arts London – Theatre: Acting and Performance, BA

University of West London – Theatre: Acting, BA

University of Winchester – Performing Arts, BA

University of York – Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance, BA


Ireland

Trinity College Dublin – Acting, BA


Netherlands

HKU University of the Arts – (Dutch) Acting, BA


Sweden

Malmö Theatre Academy – (Swedish) Acting, BA


USA

Alabama

Auburn University – Performance/Musical Theatre, BFA

Samford University – Theatre: Acting and Directing, BA

The University of Montevallo – Theatre: Acting, BFA

University of Alabama – Theatre, BA

University of Alabama at Birmingham – Theatre: Performance, BA

Arizona

Arizona State University – Acting, BA

University of Arizona – Theatre: Acting and Musical Theatre, BFA

Arkansas

Harding University – Theatre: Acting, BA

University of Arkansas – Theatre with Performance Concentration, BA

California

Academy of Art University – Acting, BFA

CalArts – Acting, BFA

Concordia University Irvine – Theatre: Acting and Directing, BA

CSU East Bay – Theatre: Acting & Musical Theatre Performance, BA

CSU Fullterton – Theatre Arts: Acting Concentration, BFA

San Diego State University – Theatre Arts: Emphasis in Performance, BA

Santa Clara University – Theatre: Focus on Acting, BA

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy – Acting, BFA

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy – Performing Arts: Acting, BFA

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy – Performing Arts: Acting & Content Development, BFA

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy – Theatre Arts: Performance, BA

UC Berkeley – Theatre and Performance Studies, BA

UC Irvine – Theatre – Honors in Acting, BA

UC Santa Barbara – Acting, BFA

USC, School of Dramatic Arts – Acting for Stage, Screen and New Media, BFA

Vanguard University – Theatre Arts: Performance and Directing Concentration, BA

Colorado

Colorado State University – Theatre: Performance Concentration, BA

Fort Lewis College – Theatre: Performance Concentration, BA

University of Colorado Boulder – Theatre Performance, BFA

University of Northern Colorado – Theatre: Acting, BA

Connecticut

University of Connecticut – Acting, BFA

Florida

Barry University – Theatre: Acting Specialization BA, BFA

Florida Atlantic University – Theatre: Performance, BFA

Florida Southern College – Theatre Performance, BA

Florida State University – Acting, BFA

University of Central Florida – Theatre: Acting, BFA

University of Florida – Theatre Performance, BFA

University of South Florida – Theatre: Performance, BA

Georgia

Brenau University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Columbus State University – Theatre: Performance, BFA

Georgia State University – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BIS

Kennesaw State University – Theatre & Performance Studies: Acting Concentration, BA

Savannah College of Art and Design – Performing Arts, BFA

University of West Georgia – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BFA

Valdosta State University – Theatre: Performance, BFA

Illinois

Columbia College – Acting, BA

DePaul University – Acting, BFA

Elmhurst College – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BA

Illinois State University – Acting, BA

Illinois Wesleyan University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Millikin University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Northern Illinois University – Acting, BFA

Roosevelt University – Acting, BFA

University of Illinois Chicago – Theatre: Acting, BFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Indiana

Ball State University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Indiana University South Bend – Theatre: Performance, BFA

Purdue University – Theatre: Acting, BA

University of Evansville – Theatre: Performance, BFA, BS

Iowa

Drake University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

University of Northern Iowa – Theatre: Performance, BA

Kansas

University of Kansas – Theatre Performance, BA, BGS

Kentucky

Western Kentucky University – Acting, BFA

Louisiana

Louisiana State University – Theatre: Performance, BA

Louisiana State University – Physical Theatre, BA

Tulane University – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BA

Maryland

Towson University – Acting, BFA

Massachusetts

Boston University – Acting, BFA

Bridgewater State University – Theatre: Performance, BA

Dean College – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BA

Emerson College – Acting, BFA

Emerson College – Theatre & Performance, BFA

Smith College – Theatre: Acting Emphasis, BA

Tufts University – Theatre and Performance Studies, BA

Westfield State University – Theatre Arts: Performance Track, BA

Michigan

Central Michigan University – Theatre Interpretation: Acting/Directing Concentration, BFA

Hope College – Theatre: Performance Track, BA

Michigan State University – Acting, BFA

Michigan Tech – Theatre and Electronic Media Performance, BA

Oakland University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Wayne State University – Theatre: Performance, BFA

Western Michigan University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Minnesota

Minnesota State University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

St. Cloud State University – Theatre: Acting and Directing Specialization, BA

University of Minnesota – Acting, BFA

University of Minnesota Duluth – Theatre Arts: Acting, BFA

Missouri

Avila University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Missouri State University – Acting, BFA

Northwest Missouri State University – Theatre: Performance, BS

Stephens College – Acting, BFA

University of Central Missouri – Theatre Performance, BFA

University of Missouri – Theatre: Performance, BA

Webster University – Theatre: Acting, BA

Mississippi

University of Mississippi – Theatre: Emphasis in Acting for Stage & Screen, BFA

University of Southern Mississippi – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Nebraska

Nebraska Wesleyan University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Theatre: Performance, BA

Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno – Theatre: Acting Specialization, BA

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire – Theatre: Acting & Directing Option, BA

New Jersey

Kean University – Theatre Performance, BFA

Montclair State University – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BFA

Rider University – Acting for Film, Television and Theatre, BFA

Rutgers University – Acting, BFA

New York

Adelphi University – Theatre Arts: Acting, BFA

Brooklyn College – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Fordham University – Theatre: Performance Track, BA

Ithaca College – Acting, BFA

Long Island University – Theatre Arts: Acting, BFA

Marymount Manhattan College – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Nazareth College – Theatre: Acting, BFA

NYU Steinhardt – Educational Theatre: Performance and Production, BS

Pace University – Acting, BA/BFA

Purchase College – Theatre Arts: Acting, BFA

St. Lawrence University – Performance and Communication Arts, BA

State University of New York at Fredonia – Theatre: Acting, BFA

SUNY Oswego – Theatre: Acting and Directing Concentration, BA

The Juilliard School – Drama: Acting, BFA

University at Buffalo – Theatre: Performance Concentration, BFA

North Carolina

Appalachian State University – Theatre: Performance, BA

East Carolina University – Theatre Arts: Professional Actor Training, BFA

Elon University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

University of North Carolina Charlotte – Theatre: Performance Concentration, BA

North Carolina Central University – Theatre: Performance, BA

University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Acting, BFA

North Dakota

North Dakota State University – Theatre Arts: Performance, BFA

University of North Dakota – Theatre: Acting & Directing, BA

Ohio

Baldwin Wallace University – Theatre: Acting & Directing, BA

Baldwin Wallace University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Cleveland State University – Theatre: Acting Track, BA

Ohio University – Performance: Acting & Musical Theatre, BFA

Otterbein University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

University of Cincinnati – Theatre: Acting, BFA

University of Dayton – Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology, BA

University of Findlay – Theatre: Emphasis in Performance, BA

Wright State University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

University of Central Oklahoma – Theatre Arts Performance, BFA

University of Oklahoma – Drama: Acting, BFA

Oregon

Lewis & Clark College – Theatre: Concentration in Performance, BA

Western Oregon University – Theatre: Actor Training, BFA

Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University – Theatre: Performance Emphasis, BA

Carnegie Mellon University – Acting/Music Theatre, BFA

Clarion University – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BFA

East Stroudsburg University – Theatre: Acting for Theatre, Television and Film, BA

Elizabethtown College – Theatre: Performance Concentration, BA

Lycoming College – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BA

Muhlenberg College – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BA

Penn State University, Pennsylvania – Acting, BFA

Point Park University – Acting, BFA

Seton Hill University – Theatre Performance, BA

Slippery Rock University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Susquehanna University – Theatre Performance, BA

Temple University – Musical Theatre: Acting Concentration, BFA

Rhode Island

Brown University – Performance Studies, BFA

South Carolina

Anderson University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Coastal Carolina University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

College of Charleston – Theatre: Performance (Acting/Directing), BA

Winthrop University – Theatre: Performance Emphasis, BA

South Dakota

University of South Dakota – Theatre: Acting Specialization, BFA

Tennessee

Austin Peay State University – Theatre: Acting/Directing Concentration, BA, BFA

East Tennessee University – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BA

Lipscomb University – Theatre: Acting Track, BFA

University of Memphis – Theatre: Performance, BFA

Texas

Baylor University – Theatre Performance, BFA

Sam Houston State University – Theatre: Acting and Directing, BFA

The University of Texas El Paso – Theatre: Performance Concentration, BA

Texas Christian University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Texas State University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Texas State University – Theatre: Performance and Production, BFA

Texas Tech University – Acting, BFA

University of Texas at Austin – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Tennessee

Belmont University – Theatre: Performance, BFA

Texas

University of North Texas – Theatre: Performance Concentration, BA

University of Texas Arlington – Theatre Arts: Performance, BFA

Utah

Southern Utah University – Classical Acting, BFA

University of Utah – Theatre: Actor Training, BFA

Utah State University – Acting, BFA

Utah Valley University – Theatre Arts: Acting Emphasis, BFA

Virginia

Hampton University – Theatre: Performance, BA

Liberty University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Regent University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Shenandoah University – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Washington

Central Washington University – Theatre: Performance, BFA

Gallaudet University – Theatre Arts: Production/Performance, BA

Pacific Lutheran University – Acting/Directing, BFA

University of Washington – Drama: Performance, BA

Western Washington University – Theatre: Acting Concentration, BA

West Virginia

Marshall University – Theatre Performance, BFA

West Virginia University – Acting, BFA

Wisconsin

Edgewood College – Theatre: Performance Emphasis, BA

University of Wisconson-Madison – Theatre and Drama – Acting Emphasis, BS

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Universiity of Wisconsin-Stevens Point – Theatre: Acting, BFA

Wyoming

University of Wyoming – Theatre: Performance BFA


Wales

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – Acting, BA

University of Wales Trinity Saint David – Theatre: Acting, BA


Graduate Acting Programs

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast – Professional Practice: Performing Arts, MA


England

Leeds Beckett University – Performance, MA

Plymouth University – Acting, MA

Rose Bruford College – Actor and Performer Training, MA/MFA

Rose Bruford College – Actor Musicianship, MA/MFA

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – Acting, MA, PGDip

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Acting – Classical, MA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Acting – Contemporary, MA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Actor Training & Coaching, MA, MFA

University of Chichester – Performance – Theatre or Theatre Collectives, MA

University of East London – Acting, MA

University of East London – Contemporary Performance Practices, MA

University of Essex – Acting, Producing and Stage Management, MA

University of Kent – Physical Acting, MA

University of Surrey – Acting, MA


Macedonia

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – (English/Macedonian) Drama Actors, MA


Sweden

Stockholm University – (Swedish/English) Performance Studies, MA


USA

Alabama

The University of Alabama – Theatre – Concentration in Acting, MFA

California

Academy of Art University – Acting, MA, MFA

CalArts – Acting, MFA

USC, School of Dramatic Arts – Acting, MFA

UC Irvine – Acting, MFA

UC San Diego – Acting, MFA

UCLA – Acting, MFA

University of San Diego – Acting, MFA

Connecticut

University of Connecticut – Acting, MFA

Yale School of Drama – Theatre: Acting, MFA

Florida

Florida Atlantic University – Theatre: Performance, MFA

Florida State University – Acting, MFA

Georgia

Savannah College of Art and Design – Performing Arts, MFA

University of Georgia – Performance, MFA

Illinois

DePaul University – Acting, MFA

Northern Illinois University – Acting, MFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Acting, MFA

Indiana

Indiana University – Theatre: Acting, MFA

Purdue University – Acting, MFA

Iowa

The University of Iowa – Theatre: Acting, MFA

Louisiana

Louisiana State University – Theatre: Acting, MFA

The University of New Orleans – Theatre Performance: Acting, MFA

Michigan

Eastern Michigan University – Theatre: Interpretation and Performance, MA

Michigan State University – Acting, MFA

Wayne State University – Theatre: Acting, MFA

Nevada

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Performance, MFA

New Jersey

Rutgers University – Acting, MFA

New York

Brooklyn College – Theatre: Acting, MFA

Columbia University – Theatre: Acting Concentration, MFA

The Juilliard School – Drama: Acting, MFA

The New School – Drama: Contemporary Theatre Performance, MFA

North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Acting, MFA

Ohio

Kent State University – Acting, MFA

Ohio State University – Acting, MFA

Ohio University – Acting, MFA

Pennsylvania

Temple University – Acting, MFA

Rhode Island

Brown University – Acting and Directing, MFA

South Carolina

University of South Carolina – Acting, MFA

Texas

Texas Tech University – Performance & Pedagogy, MFA

University of Houston – Theatre: Acting, MFA

University of Texas at Austin – Theatre: Performance as Public Practice, MA, MFA

Virginia

University of Virginia – Acting, MFA

Washington

University of Washington – Drama: Acting, MFA

Washington D.C.

The Catholic University of America – Acting, MFA

The George Washington University – Classical Acting, MFA

West Virginia

West Virginia University – Acting, MFA


Wales

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – Acting for Stage, Screen and Radio, MA


Doctoral/PhD Programs in Acting

England

University of Exeter – Performance Practice, MPhil, PhD


USA

Massachusetts

Tufts University – Theatre and Performance Studies, PhD

Texas

Texas Tech University – Theatre: Acting/Directing, PhD

University of Texas at Austin – Theatre: Performance as Public Practice, PhD


Other Programs in Acting

USA

New York

The Juilliard School – Drama: Acting, Undergraduate Diploma

The Lee Strasberg Institute – Conservatory Program, Intensive Program, Program for Young Actors


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