Art Schools Offering Performing Arts Programs

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Our 2017 ranking contains 1,316 performing arts colleges in USA. The most performing arts schools and colleges are located in California (161 schools), New York (96 schools), Texas (87 schools), and Pennsylvania (76 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 50 performing arts schools. To compare all performing arts schools, please narrow your search by state or diploma.


Top 50 performing arts schools:

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

New York City, New York

The Juilliard School - Art School Ranking
2. The Juilliard School

New York City, New York

Northwestern University - Art School Ranking
3. Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

University of Southern California - Art School Ranking
The New England Conservatory of Music - Art School Ranking
University of Washington Seattle - Art School Ranking
Brigham Young University Provo - Art School Ranking
Columbia University in The City of New York - Art School Ranking
University of California Davis - Art School Ranking
University of California Irvine - Art School Ranking
The New School - Art School Ranking
11. The New School

New York City, New York

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Art School Ranking
Carnegie Mellon University - Art School Ranking
13. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Art School Ranking
Indiana University Bloomington - Art School Ranking
Syracuse University - Art School Ranking
16. Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

University of Cincinnati - Art School Ranking
Florida State University - Art School Ranking
18. Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Temple University - Art School Ranking
19. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ohio State University - Art School Ranking
University of Notre Dame - Art School Ranking
21. University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

University of California Los Angeles - Art School Ranking
California State University Long Beach - Art School Ranking
Boston University - Art School Ranking
24. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

University of Arizona - Art School Ranking
Arizona State University Tempe - Art School Ranking
University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Art School Ranking
The University of Texas at Austin - Art School Ranking
California Institute of The Arts - Art School Ranking
Washington University in St Louis - Art School Ranking
Pratt Institute - Art School Ranking
31. Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, New York

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Art School Ranking
32. University of Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

University of California Berkeley - Art School Ranking
University of Iowa - Art School Ranking
34. University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

University of Miami - Art School Ranking
35. University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

University at Buffalo - Art School Ranking
36. University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

University of California San Diego - Art School Ranking
Virginia Commonwealth University - Art School Ranking
Purdue University - Art School Ranking
39. Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

Savannah College of Art and Design - Art School Ranking
University of Florida - Art School Ranking
41. University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

California State University Fullerton - Art School Ranking
Michigan State University - Art School Ranking
43. Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

University of Oklahoma Norman - Art School Ranking
Yale University - Art School Ranking
45. Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Wayne State University - Art School Ranking
University of Wisconsin Madison - Art School Ranking
University of Colorado Boulder - Art School Ranking
Fordham University - Art School Ranking
49. Fordham University

Bronx, New York

University of Maryland College Park - Art School Ranking


Performing arts schools by state:

Schools by State18 Performing Arts Schools in Alabama21 Performing Arts Schools in Arizona11 Performing Arts Schools in Arkansas161 Performing Arts Schools in California12 Performing Arts Schools in Colorado16 Performing Arts Schools in Connecticut2 Performing Arts Schools in Delaware25 Performing Arts Schools in Florida42 Performing Arts Schools in Georgia9 Performing Arts Schools in Idaho50 Performing Arts Schools in Illinois33 Performing Arts Schools in Indiana22 Performing Arts Schools in Iowa23 Performing Arts Schools in Kansas19 Performing Arts Schools in Kentucky14 Performing Arts Schools in Louisiana5 Performing Arts Schools in Maine21 Performing Arts Schools in Maryland44 Performing Arts Schools in Massachusetts39 Performing Arts Schools in Michigan35 Performing Arts Schools in Minnesota11 Performing Arts Schools in Mississippi33 Performing Arts Schools in Missouri3 Performing Arts Schools in Montana15 Performing Arts Schools in Nebraska4 Performing Arts Schools in Nevada7 Performing Arts Schools in New Hampshire16 Performing Arts Schools in New Jersey10 Performing Arts Schools in New Mexico96 Performing Arts Schools in New York40 Performing Arts Schools in North Carolina5 Performing Arts Schools in North Dakota48 Performing Arts Schools in Ohio24 Performing Arts Schools in Oklahoma18 Performing Arts Schools in Oregon76 Performing Arts Schools in Pennsylvania7 Performing Arts Schools in Rhode Island25 Performing Arts Schools in South Carolina7 Performing Arts Schools in South Dakota25 Performing Arts Schools in Tennessee87 Performing Arts Schools in Texas11 Performing Arts Schools in Utah8 Performing Arts Schools in Vermont42 Performing Arts Schools in Virginia21 Performing Arts Schools in Washington8 Performing Arts Schools in District of Columbia7 Performing Arts Schools in West Virginia26 Performing Arts Schools in Wisconsin6 Performing Arts Schools in Wyoming


Performing arts schools by diploma:

Certificates: 181 schools
Associate's Degrees: 298 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 971 schools
Master's Degrees: 252 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 60 schools

Performing arts schools by region:

Northeast: 275 schools
Midwest: 336 schools
South: 426 schools
West: 279 schools

Other art programs:

General Fine Arts: 1,438 schools
Painting and Drawing: 171 schools
Sculpture Art: 83 schools
Design and Animation: 1,165 schools
Applied Arts: 104 schools
Digital Arts: 497 schools
Arts Management: 321 schools
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