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What are good musical theatre schools in New York?

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Alexa’s Answer

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There are many great theatre schools in NYC depending on what your focus is. The most famous theatre schools are probably New York University and The Julliard School. These schools are also incredibly competitive. Theatre schools often require an audition in addition to the normal application process. There are smaller private schools such as Marymount Manhattan and Fordham that also offer great theatre programs. NYC also has several public schools that are less competitive and less expensive that offer theatre programs. City College and Hunter College are great public schools to look into. Many people also choose to look into private conservatories. Some of the most well know are New York Film Academy, The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (my alma mater) and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. These private conservatories offer specialized and shorter curriculums and often result in a certificate as opposed to a degree.

Alexa recommends the following next steps:

  • Do your research
  • Consider cost
  • See if the school offers a showcase at the end of the program
  • Decide if you want a degree or a certificate
  • Consider the school's alumi
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Alexa’s Answer

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There are many great theatre schools in NYC depending on what your focus is. The most famous theatre schools are probably New York University and The Julliard School. These schools are also incredibly competitive. Theatre schools often require an audition in addition to the normal application process. There are smaller private schools such as Marymount Manhattan and Fordham that also offer great theatre programs. NYC also has several public schools that are less competitive and less expensive that offer theatre programs. City College and Hunter College are great public schools to look into. Many people also choose to look into private conservatories. Some of the most well know are New York Film Academy, The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (my alma mater) and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. These private conservatories offer specialized and shorter curriculums and often result in a certificate as opposed to a degree.

Alexa recommends the following next steps:

  • Do your research
  • Consider cost
  • See if the school offers a showcase at the end of the program
  • Decide if you want a degree or a certificate
  • Consider the school's alumi
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Dina’s Answer

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Hi there,

Julliard would be at the top of my list although it is very competitive -- followed by Yale (although not in NYC). Not surprisingly, Columbia University also has a strong program. You might find this link useful: https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-for-theater/.

All the best to you!!

Dina recommends the following next steps:

  • Learn how to sight read music WELL (practice a bit every day...)
  • Start auditioning now -- it's a learned skill and the sooner you start, the better!
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Dante’s Answer

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https://blog.prepscholar.com/performing-arts-colleges-in-new-york

RULE OF THUMB: Search for events, workshops and training opps in your city that involve acting and singing. Go to www.eventbrite.com constantly to see what is going on. Taking IMPROV classes or/and even volunteering at a local theatre in your city can also help with exposure, training, and career development with Performing Arts.

MUCH SUCCESS!

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Riley’s Answer

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One of the best options for you would definitely be Julliard, but there are so many other options in this state that you can pursue. Some private schools with good programs are Pace and Manhattanville. However, a good public school option is Purchase College.
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