Late last month, Asian Correspondent, an English news site covering all of the Asia Pacific region and South Asia, released a list of Top 10 Drama Schools that best "prepare students for professional acting careers." Among the top schools on the global list is CalArts' School of Theater.
From the article:
The film industry is burgeoning all over the world but many of the best schools are still to be found in the US and the UK, where the film industry has long been a valuable cultural and economic resource. These prestigious institutions are offering stellar training and degrees to aspiring actors hoping to start a career in the film industry. The best drama degrees provide instruction in technical skills as well as the opportunity to rehearse, perform in public, and learn in master classes or workshops run by renowned professionals.
CalArts was founded in the 1960s by Walt Disney and has since then encouraged its students to develop their artistic ventures in a collaborative environment, integrating a variety of disciplines. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting guides students to become versatile theatre artists with the skills to shape their own creative and professional paths.
The full list in order of ranking is below:
- Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool, UK
- Juilliard School, New York
- National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney
- Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
- Tisch School of the Arts, New York
- Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, UK
- The New School for Drama, New York
- Oxford School of Drama, Woodstock, UK
- Drama Centre London
- California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles
In the article, writer Charlotte Sexauer also noted that China’s wealthiest man, Wang Jianlin, announced in September that he will build an $8.2 billion film studio in Qingdao, China, which will likely shape the country's film industry in the coming years.