Performing Arts Schools in California - 2018 Ranking

Schools
159
In CA
California Performing Arts Schools159 California performing arts colleges offer certificates, associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in theatre and drama, music, and dance.

The best performing arts programs in California are offered by University of Southern California. This performing arts college offers an excellent quality programs - five-star rating for curriculum and four stars for teaching.

See the best 50 performing arts schools and colleges in California ranking below or narrow your search by program, desired diploma, or city in California.


Top 50 performing arts schools in California:

University of Southern California - Performing Arts School Ranking
1. University of Southern California

Located in Los Angeles, 27 performing arts programs

University of California Davis - Performing Arts School Ranking
2. University of California Davis

Located in Davis, 7 performing arts programs

University of California Irvine - Performing Arts School Ranking
3. University of California Irvine

Located in Irvine, 8 performing arts programs

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Performing Arts School Ranking
4. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Located in San Francisco, 21 performing arts programs

California State University Long Beach - Performing Arts School Ranking
5. California State University Long Beach

Located in Long Beach, 6 performing arts programs

University of California Los Angeles - Performing Arts School Ranking
6. University of California Los Angeles

Located in Los Angeles, 5 performing arts programs

University of California Berkeley - Performing Arts School Ranking
7. University of California Berkeley

Located in Berkeley, 6 performing arts programs

University of California San Diego - Performing Arts School Ranking
8. University of California San Diego

Located in La Jolla, 7 performing arts programs

University of California Santa Barbara - Performing Arts School Ranking
9. University of California Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, 6 performing arts programs

Chapman University - Performing Arts School Ranking
10. Chapman University

Located in Orange, 7 performing arts programs

California Institute of The Arts - Performing Arts School Ranking
11. California Institute of the Arts

Located in Valencia, 9 performing arts programs

University of California Riverside - Performing Arts School Ranking
12. University of California Riverside

Located in Riverside, 7 performing arts programs

California State University Fullerton - Performing Arts School Ranking
13. California State University Fullerton

Located in Fullerton, 5 performing arts programs

San Diego State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
14. San Diego State University

Located in San Diego, 5 performing arts programs

American Conservatory Theater - Performing Arts School Ranking
15. American Conservatory Theater

Located in San Francisco, 3 performing arts programs

California State University Northridge - Performing Arts School Ranking
16. California State University Northridge

Located in Northridge, 3 performing arts programs

California State University Los Angeles - Performing Arts School Ranking
17. California State University Los Angeles

Located in Los Angeles, 3 performing arts programs

California State University Chico - Performing Arts School Ranking
18. California State University Chico

Located in Chico, 6 performing arts programs

San Francisco State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
19. San Francisco State University

Located in San Francisco, 7 performing arts programs

Stanford University - Performing Arts School Ranking
20. Stanford University

Located in Stanford, 4 performing arts programs

Pomona College - Performing Arts School Ranking
21. Pomona College

Located in Claremont, 4 performing arts programs

Claremont McKenna College - Performing Arts School Ranking
22. Claremont McKenna College

Located in Claremont, 4 performing arts programs

Harvey Mudd College - Performing Arts School Ranking
23. Harvey Mudd College

Located in Claremont, 4 performing arts programs

Santa Clara University - Performing Arts School Ranking
24. Santa Clara University

Located in Santa Clara, 2 performing arts programs

Pepperdine University - Performing Arts School Ranking
25. Pepperdine University

Located in Malibu, 3 performing arts programs

Loyola Marymount University - Performing Arts School Ranking
26. Loyola Marymount University

Located in Los Angeles, 4 performing arts programs

Occidental College - Performing Arts School Ranking
27. Occidental College

Located in Los Angeles, 2 performing arts programs

University of California Santa Cruz - Performing Arts School Ranking
28. University of California Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, 4 performing arts programs

University of San Francisco - Performing Arts School Ranking
29. University of San Francisco

Located in San Francisco, 2 performing arts programs

University of San Diego - Performing Arts School Ranking
30. University of San Diego

Located in San Diego, 3 performing arts programs

University of Redlands - Performing Arts School Ranking
31. University of Redlands

Located in Redlands, 4 performing arts programs

California Lutheran University - Performing Arts School Ranking
32. California Lutheran University

Located in Thousand Oaks, 2 performing arts programs

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo - Performing Arts School Ranking
33. California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Located in San Luis Obispo, 2 performing arts programs

Mills College - Performing Arts School Ranking
34. Mills College

Located in Oakland, 5 performing arts programs

Otis College of Art and Design - Performing Arts School Ranking
35. Otis College of Art and Design

Located in Los Angeles, 1 performing arts program

California College of The Arts - Performing Arts School Ranking
36. California College of the Arts

Located in San Francisco, 1 performing arts program

Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre - Performing Arts School Ranking
37. Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Located in Blue Lake, 2 performing arts programs

California State University Fresno - Performing Arts School Ranking
38. California State University Fresno

Located in Fresno, 2 performing arts programs

California State Polytechnic University Pomona - Performing Arts School Ranking
39. California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Located in Pomona, 3 performing arts programs

California State University Sacramento - Performing Arts School Ranking
40. California State University Sacramento

Located in Sacramento, 3 performing arts programs

San Jose State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
41. San Jose State University

Located in San Jose, 5 performing arts programs

New York Film Academy - Performing Arts School Ranking
42. New York Film Academy

Located in Burbank, 4 performing arts programs

Humboldt State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
43. Humboldt State University

Located in Arcata, 4 performing arts programs

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles - Performing Arts School Ranking
44. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles

Located in Los Angeles, 1 performing arts program

American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles - Performing Arts School Ranking
45. American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles

Located in Los Angeles, 2 performing arts programs

San Francisco Art Institute - Performing Arts School Ranking
46. San Francisco Art Institute

Located in San Francisco, 3 performing arts programs

Pitzer College - Performing Arts School Ranking
47. Pitzer College

Located in Claremont, 4 performing arts programs

Scripps College - Performing Arts School Ranking
48. Scripps College

Located in Claremont, 3 performing arts programs

University of La Verne - Performing Arts School Ranking
49. University of La Verne

Located in La Verne, 1 performing arts program

University of The Pacific - Performing Arts School Ranking
50. University of the Pacific

Located in Stockton, 1 performing arts program

California performing arts schools by program:

Dance: 62 schools
Music: 38 schools
Theatre: 136 schools

California performing arts schools by diploma:

Certificates: 37 schools
Associate's Degrees: 86 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 70 schools
Master's Degrees: 30 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 9 schools

California performing arts schools by city:

Alhambra: 1 school
Anaheim: 1 school
Angwin: 1 school
Aptos: 1 school
Arcata: 1 school
Bakersfield: 2 schools
Belmont: 1 school
Berkeley: 1 school
Blue Lake: 1 school
Burbank: 1 school
Carson: 1 school
Chico: 1 school
Chula Vista: 1 school
Claremont: 5 schools
Coalinga: 1 school
Compton: 1 school
Costa Mesa: 2 schools
Culver City: 1 school
Cupertino: 1 school
Cypress: 1 school
Davis: 1 school
El Cajon: 1 school
Fairfield: 1 school
Folsom: 1 school
Fremont: 1 school
Fresno: 2 schools
Fullerton: 2 schools
Gilroy: 1 school
Glendale: 1 school
Glendora: 1 school
Hayward: 2 schools
Hollywood: 2 schools
Huntington Beach: 1 school
Irvine: 3 schools
Kentfield: 1 school
La Jolla: 1 school
La Mirada: 1 school
La Verne: 1 school
Livermore: 1 school
Long Beach: 2 schools
Los Altos Hills: 1 school
Los Angeles: 11 schools
Malibu: 1 school
Marysville: 1 school
Merced: 1 school
Mission Viejo: 1 school
Modesto: 1 school
Monterey: 1 school
Monterey Park: 1 school
Moorpark: 1 school
Moraga: 1 school
Napa: 1 school
Northridge: 1 school
Norwalk: 1 school
Oakland: 2 schools
Oceanside: 1 school
Ontario: 1 school
Orange: 1 school
Oroville: 1 school
Palm Desert: 1 school
Pasadena: 2 schools
Pittsburg: 1 school
Pleasant Hill: 1 school
Pomona: 1 school
Rancho Cucamonga: 1 school
Redding: 1 school
Redlands: 1 school
Redwood City: 1 school
Ridgecrest: 1 school
Riverside: 4 schools
Rocklin: 1 school
Rohnert Park: 1 school
Sacramento: 4 schools
Salinas: 1 school
San Bernardino: 1 school
San Bruno: 1 school
San Diego: 6 schools
San Francisco: 9 schools
San Jacinto: 1 school
San Jose: 1 school
San Luis Obispo: 2 schools
San Marcos: 1 school
San Rafael: 1 school
Santa Ana: 1 school
Santa Barbara: 3 schools
Santa Clara: 1 school
Santa Clarita: 1 school
Santa Cruz: 1 school
Santa Maria: 1 school
Santa Monica: 1 school
Santa Rosa: 1 school
Saratoga: 1 school
Seaside: 1 school
South Lake Tahoe: 1 school
Stanford: 1 school
Stockton: 2 schools
Thousand Oaks: 1 school
Torrance: 2 schools
Turlock: 1 school
Ukiah: 1 school
Valencia: 1 school
Valley Glen: 1 school
Ventura: 1 school
Visalia: 1 school
Walnut: 1 school
Weed: 1 school
Whittier: 2 schools
Woodland Hills: 1 school
Yucaipa: 1 school
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