6 Best Arts Schools in the USA

Cinema, theater, dance, painting, music … The Arts area offers a wide range of courses and the United States concentrates some of the best educational institutions in the world in this sector. Do you dream of studying there? So be sure to check out this list of the best U.S. art schools, according to QS World University Rankings 2019.

6 Best schools of arts in the USA

The Juilliard School

You must have heard of Juilliard. That’s because she is always present in pop culture, in films like High School Musical and series, like Glee. And it is no wonder: the college is a world reference in the field of the Arts.

Juilliard has an incredibly long list of notable alumni. Together, they have won more than 105 Grammys, 62 Tonys, 47 Emmys, 24 Oscars and 16 Pulitzer Prizes. The Juilliard School

New York University (NYU)

At NYU, Art courses focus on the Tisch School of the Arts. It was founded in 1965 and is a training center for artists, art scholars and filmmakers. Tisch combines the technical training of a vocational school with the academic resources that New York University offers.

Several areas of art are present at Tisch, since the School is divided into three institutes: the Performing Arts, the Emerging Media and the Kanbar Institute of Cinema and Television.

The Curtis Institute of Music

One of the main conservatories in the world, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, is very strict in selecting students. This is because, per semester, only about 165 students are approved. In this more intimate setting, students receive personalized service from a faculty with celebrated teachers.

One of the college’s mottoes is “learn by doing”, so get ready for many live performances.

The Curtis Institute of Music


The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard is the university’s largest division. It was founded in 1890, and today it brings together several courses, from very different areas. It contains the Music department, with undergraduate and graduate programs.

There, performance is an important part of the course. In addition to learning in the classroom, students can also join any of the many music groups that exist at the university.

Northwestern University

A Northwestern University in Illinois, offers performance classes, history and theory that cover different areas of the Arts. Various subjects can be taken at the institution, such as acting, dance, voice, direction, choreography, staging and dramaturgy, for example.

In addition, they also offer classes in storytelling, musical theater, children’s theater, theater, theater history and criticism, costumes, scenography and light design!


The Yale University Theater School (Yale School of Drama) is one of the main schools in the area. Just to give you an idea, Lupita Nyong’o, Paul Giamatti, Paul Newman and Meryl Streep have already been there! The institution offers courses in many areas of the Performing Arts, such as acting, design (covering scenarios, costumes, lighting, projection and sound), direction, dramaturgy and dramatic criticism, stage management, technical design and production.

Yale School of Drama Theater