TOP 10 UNDER 10: Top Musical Theatre Programs In 2018 (Based On Alumni Success Within 10 Years Since Graduation)
What musical theatre programs across the country are producing the most successful young alumni in the past 10 years? Many MT programs and conservatories have been around for several decades, and have an incredible and long legacy dating back to the mid-1900's; meanwhile, many programs have popped up in the past 15 years. A great indication of a program’s training in today's age and their preparation of their students in 2018 is how their recent alumni are doing professionally - so we sought out to research just that.
Here's how we ranked the "TOP 10 UNDER 10" musical theatre programs:
1. Focused only on musical theatre alumni from BFA/BM/BA programs across the country.
2. Focused only on alumni in graduating classes since 2008.
3. Focused on alumni working on Broadway, in National Tours, and in Television and Film.
4. Pulled research from Playbill, each program's websites, and online records and articles noting alumni successes.
*Please note: This is only one way to rank musical theatre programs, and is not a definitive ranking. Additionally, some schools (such as Juilliard, Yale, Northwestern, and UNCSA) do not have musical theatre degree programs and thus have been omitted from this article.