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Student actors performing

Theatre programs provide preparation in all aspects of the creation of professional theater, both on-stage and behind-the-scenes. Many schools offer the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of study, whether acting, directing, playwriting, theater design and technology or production. Like other performing arts programs, the college theater experience will combine practical learning opportunities with a solid foundation of theatre theory and history.


Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA


California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

Still image from Transformers show

David Hartman | Daytime Emmy Winner

Hartman, who earned his BFA in Illustration from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2005, is a supervising director and supervising art director for Transformers: Prime, which took home an Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program at the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.