Best university for Musical threatre/acting?Watch
If you want to do MT then the best places (in unofficial but generally excepted order) are:
Central School of Speech and Drama
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Otherwise you can combine "drama" with almost any BA subject at most conventional unis
Most drama schools have a good reputation so its up to preference (and obviously acceptance)
Uni wise, Manchester Met is ace.
completely unbiased of course
actually i am unbiased, becuase i'm not even on the acting course and i jsut saw their showcase last week and my god the acting was astounding!! and for the next show theyre doing jerry springer the opera can't wait!!!
Central is one of if not the best in the world for acting at the moment.
Its only real rivals are Tisch (NY) and Moscow (Russia)
Those are the top courses and are held to a certain standard for their accreditation.
I would definitely take issue with the "top three" mentioned above. I don't believe in silly rankings based on nothing but hearsay, but those would not be my top three if I had to pick. As I say, the NCDT ones are all strong really and to get in to any of them is a big accomplishment.
Unfortunately I'm a techie so know people like this is no help to me on that level but this is the advice I have got from them
for acting i think places like:
and for technical theatre i think places like:
RADA, from what I've has gone downhill in terms of the tutors that teach there but the name still carries alot of clout, is notroiously diffucult to get into and a very good teaching school. Just not the forefront of theatre that it used to be. Thats just what I hear though
i'm in my lil central bubble. i'll be at your interview next week btw
I will see you there then, missy :P!
Anyways, who said being in a "lil central bubble" was a bad thing :P
And my information comes from professionals in the MT industry. Francesca's list looks a bit more like it from all accounts, though, as I say, the NCDT courses are all of a certain standard and entry on to any of them is an impressive achievement. Wherever you go though isn't going to guarantee you a career in this business.
Incidentally, I've been very impressed by students coming out of the MT postgrad at RSAMD, though I assume this thread has a more undergrad focus.