What Are Some Prestigious Drama Schools?


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Some prestigious drama schools are The Julliard School in New York City; the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, Connecticut; and the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in New York City. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is also a top drama school.

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New York's Julliard School boasts many famous alumni, including Kevin Spacey, Jessica Chastain and Robin Williams. Graduates leave with impeccable language and script-reading skills and the experience to handle any acting situation. The Yale School of Drama has produced over 20 premieres of original dramatic works, including two Pulitzer finalists. Meryl Streep, Paul Newman and Angela Bassett are just some of the notable alums from this school. Thirteen 2015 Tony Award nominees attended Yale School of Drama.

Founded in 1914, Carnegie Mellon University has produced winners of six Oscars, 24 Tony Awards and 95 Emmys. Other prestigious drama schools are the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in London; the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London; the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Kensington, Australia, which has notable alums like Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Judy Davis.

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