Each year, OnStage Blog takes a deep look at the many theatre programs across the country. With thousands of prospective students and families researching what makes one program a better fit than another, we feel it’s important to provide as many resources as possible.
As we’ve mentioned before, OnStage Blog’s rankings are based on a rating system that looks at a number of different factors that should be considered when looking into these schools. In case anyone has any questions about our ranking process, we’ve described it here.
With the number of performance opportunities out there right now, the demand for musical theatre talent is higher than ever. We’ve been seeing the demand for those who can act, sing and dance extend beyond the stage to our TV and movie screens. The schools listed here are not only programs that are training their students the right way but also looking for new ways to educate them as well. Some of them are perennial powerhouses and others are programs on the rise.
Particular factors that were heavily looked at this year were quality of facilities, performance opportunities and value of diversity.
So without further ado, here are our picks for the Top 25 BFA Musical Theatre programs for this year.