Some universities in the United States that offer drama programs are the University of Washington School of Drama in Seattle, the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and the Yale School of Drama. The USC School of Dramatic Arts and the UCLA School of Film, Theatre and Television, both in Southern California, also offer renowned drama programs.
The University of Washington School of Drama has offered a theatre program since 1919. Over 300 students, both graduate and undergraduate, study drama at this university. The Tisch School of the Arts requires admission into New York University and boasts alumni such as Woody Allen, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Oliver Stone and Martin Scorsese. The Yale School of Drama is a graduate-program-only school and requires live auditions for applicants.
The USC School of Dramatic Arts boasts five theatres and produces over 20 theatrical productions per year. It also features guest lectures by famous film directors and is known for its highly competitive audition process. The UCLA School of Film, Theatre and Television features an interdisciplinary study program that emphasizes careers in both entertainment and the performing arts. Beau Bridges and Carol Burnett figure among its alumni, and it is one of the larger theatre programs, with over 300 graduate and undergraduate students, as of 2015.