Many people aspire to a career in the arts and the prospect of an acting career can seem especially alluring. The constant stream of entertainment on the big screen, television, Internet and of course the good old stage may encourage some to pursue such a career. However, be assured that the glamorous often alluring side of the entertainment industry is typically elevated to an unrealistic level. Some actors happen upon success with seemingly little effort perhaps being randomly discovered when least expected. However, for the most part the road to success and longevity in the acting world is born from hard work and the study of one’s craft whether it be rooted in the fundamentals of the theatre or in some other medium. With this in mind let’s look at some of the most prestigious and successful establishments that offer a good training for the aspiring actor. Juilliard school in New York United States is probably one of the best-known institute of its kind in the world.

Established in 1905 as the Institute of musical Arts it has since developed to produce some of the best-known actors of all time, such as Christopher Reeve, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Kline and William hurt to name a few. Currently they train about 800 students a year, so it is selective and considered harder to get into then Harvard. Also in New York the New York university Tisch school of the arts was founded in 1965 and is one of the leading schools for studying drama in America. Many famous Broadway stars started here and screen stars and directors, such as Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Angelina Jolie, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anne Hathaway and Adam Sandler. If your preference is for the warmer climate of the US West Coast, anyone of the University of Southern California campuses maybe a good choice. Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego all offer various courses in theatre training, acting, liberal arts and theatre management.

So, within this West Coast vicinity one can expect to find the right level of training for whatever aspect of the medium is required. The Yale school of drama in New Haven USA also has a long history of education in the performing arts. This famous institution has been training actors since 1900. Notoriously tough to get into Yale has produced some of the industry’s finest, among them Paul Newman, Sigourney Weaver and Angela Bassett. Not all good programs for drama exist in the USA. In the UK there are some exceptional university programs not least of all at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge universities.

However, a lesser known independent school in Woodstock England called the Oxford school of drama is making waves. One of the newest schools at 26 years old it typically only receives 18 students per course, so the tuition is intimate and competition to get in quite tough. More well-known is the Guildhall School of music and drama in London. The school offers musical training and acting tuition and fostered the careers of such well-known artists as Ewan McGregor, Joseph Fiennes and Orlando Bloom. Perhaps you would care to travel further afield to Australia assuming you don’t already live there! The National Institute of Dramatic Art in Kensington Australia started in 1958 in a suburb of Sydney. It was a tiny venture back then but has now grown into the biggest drama school in Australia and one of the finest establishments teaching acting in the world. Many of its graduate are well-known both there and abroad and include such names as Mel Gibson and Cate Blanchett. Whatever facet of the acting world appeals these are all places offering academic excellence and diversity in the field of drama and theatre.


  • Author : Siry
  • Date : November 3, 2017
  • Category : STUDY ACTING