Art Schools Offering Performing Arts Programs

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Our 2015 ranking contains 1,348 performing arts colleges in USA. The most performing arts schools and colleges are located in California (150 schools), New York (92 schools), Texas (91 schools), and Pennsylvania (77 schools).

The best performing arts program in the United States is offered by New York University. That school has an excellent performing arts program - five-star rating for curriculum and five stars for teaching as well.

Below, there is the list of the Top 25 performing arts schools. To compare all performing arts schools, please narrow your search by state or diploma. You might also want to see our fresh ranking of the top dance, music, and performing art schools and colleges in the United States.


Top 25 performing arts schools:

New York University - Art School Ranking
1. New York University

New York City, New York

Northwestern University - Art School Ranking
2. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

University of Southern California - Art School Ranking
The Juilliard School - Art School Ranking
4. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

The New England Conservatory of Music - Art School Ranking
Columbia University in The City of New York - Art School Ranking
Temple University - Art School Ranking
7. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of California Irvine - Art School Ranking
Texas State University San Marcos - Art School Ranking
Brigham Young University Provo - Art School Ranking
Boston University - Art School Ranking
11. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

The New School - Art School Ranking
12. The New School

New York City, New York

University of California Davis - Art School Ranking
Carnegie Mellon University - Art School Ranking
14. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Art School Ranking
University of Washington Seattle - Art School Ranking
California Institute of The Arts - Art School Ranking
Indiana University Bloomington - Art School Ranking
University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Art School Ranking
University of Cincinnati - Art School Ranking
Pratt Institute - Art School Ranking
21. Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, New York

San Francisco State University - Art School Ranking
22. San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

Syracuse University - Art School Ranking
23. Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

University of Notre Dame - Art School Ranking
24. University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Art School Ranking


Performing arts schools by state:

Schools by State19 Performing Arts Schools in Alabama24 Performing Arts Schools in Arizona13 Performing Arts Schools in Arkansas150 Performing Arts Schools in California14 Performing Arts Schools in Colorado13 Performing Arts Schools in Connecticut1 Performing Arts Schools in Delaware38 Performing Arts Schools in Florida44 Performing Arts Schools in Georgia10 Performing Arts Schools in Idaho56 Performing Arts Schools in Illinois35 Performing Arts Schools in Indiana21 Performing Arts Schools in Iowa22 Performing Arts Schools in Kansas20 Performing Arts Schools in Kentucky16 Performing Arts Schools in Louisiana7 Performing Arts Schools in Maine19 Performing Arts Schools in Maryland44 Performing Arts Schools in Massachusetts43 Performing Arts Schools in Michigan33 Performing Arts Schools in Minnesota12 Performing Arts Schools in Mississippi35 Performing Arts Schools in Missouri3 Performing Arts Schools in Montana15 Performing Arts Schools in Nebraska6 Performing Arts Schools in Nevada7 Performing Arts Schools in New Hampshire14 Performing Arts Schools in New Jersey11 Performing Arts Schools in New Mexico92 Performing Arts Schools in New York41 Performing Arts Schools in North Carolina5 Performing Arts Schools in North Dakota50 Performing Arts Schools in Ohio21 Performing Arts Schools in Oklahoma16 Performing Arts Schools in Oregon77 Performing Arts Schools in Pennsylvania6 Performing Arts Schools in Rhode Island25 Performing Arts Schools in South Carolina7 Performing Arts Schools in South Dakota27 Performing Arts Schools in Tennessee91 Performing Arts Schools in Texas10 Performing Arts Schools in Utah8 Performing Arts Schools in Vermont48 Performing Arts Schools in Virginia24 Performing Arts Schools in Washington8 Performing Arts Schools in District of Columbia7 Performing Arts Schools in West Virginia26 Performing Arts Schools in Wisconsin7 Performing Arts Schools in Wyoming

Performing arts schools by diploma:

Certificates: 139 schools
Associate's Degrees: 341 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 962 schools
Master's Degrees: 237 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 52 schools

Performing arts schools by region:

Northeast: 268 schools
Midwest: 348 schools
South: 455 schools
West: 277 schools

Popular cities for performing arts schools:

New York City: 18 schools
Chicago: 15 schools
Los Angeles: 12 schools
Boston: 10 schools
Atlanta: 10 schools
San Francisco: 8 schools
Saint Paul: 8 schools
Washington: 8 schools
San Antonio: 8 schools
Pittsburgh: 7 schools
Nashville: 7 schools
Portland: 7 schools
Houston: 7 schools
Baltimore: 7 schools
Philadelphia: 6 schools
Saint Louis: 6 schools
San Diego: 6 schools
Phoenix: 6 schools
Dallas: 5 schools
Seattle: 5 schools

Other art programs:

General Fine Arts: 1,383 schools
Painting and Drawing: 140 schools
Sculpture Art: 71 schools
Design and Animation: 1,219 schools
Applied Arts: 87 schools
Digital Arts: 331 schools
Arts Management: 275 schools
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