There are many famous performing arts schools across the world. Many have a specialized focus and are reputable for that reason. This could be acting, mime, dance or triple threat (singing, dancing and acting), though it is worth remembering that they won’t all be like the Fame school and they can’t make you live forever.
For those with an interest in straight acting then The Actors Studio in New York is one of the best. Twinned with Pace University the school offers both courses for those starting out and a space for those already working in the industry to practice and develop their talents. Some of the notable attendees include Kevin Space, Marlon Brando and Bradley Cooper.
Chicago is considered the second city for theatre in America after New York of course. One of the finest places to study theatre arts is DePaul University. The school, which was founded in 1925, is one of the oldest in the country and has a staggeringly good staff to student ratio of 6:1. The New York Times also said it was one of the top ten schools mentioned by casting directors in the industry.
The Julliard School, which is part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, is a highly regarded school, which was established over a hundred years ago. It is a multidisciplinary institution that focuses on music, drama and dance. The schools is very competitive and accept roughly 8% of applicants and some of the people who have studied at the Julliard School include Patti LuPone, Marcia Cross and Kelsey Grammer.
The Royal Academic of Dramatic Art is possibly the most revered school outside of the United States, and with an alumni list that includes people such as Mike Leigh, Peter O’Toole and Vivien Leigh it is easy to see why.