Find the Best Acting Colleges for You

By Peterson's Staff updated on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Acting colleges can provide a very solid foundation for your career. Whether you're interested in film, television, or theater, an acting school can help you hone your skills and expand your creativity.

Various acting college types

Some acting colleges might be institutions that are themselves solely dedicated to the acting craft, while others may be part of a larger college or even a performing arts school in a larger university. The type of acting school you're interested in depends not only on your specific desires in that field, but also on your needs on an academic, social, and financial level.

When you're seeking colleges for acting, it's important to examine the specific acting programs and extracurricular opportunities, but you should also be sure to take into account the overall atmosphere and environment of the school as a whole.

In addition to acting field (such as film, television, or theater) and overall school atmosphere, you'll also want to consider the methods that a specific college for acting uses. You may be most comfortable with a particular teaching style or acting method or you may want to try something different to broaden your skills.

Whatever your interest, desired teaching method, or academic, social, and financial needs, you should keep all these criteria in mind during your search.

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