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Schools Offering Acting Programs in California


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of California receive acting degrees every year. That means an estimated 1,910 actors graduate from California's 126 acting schools each year.

Top Schools

Stanford University, which is located in Stanford, is the top-ranked school in California that has a acting program. It received a ranking of 2nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Stanford University's acting program. The tuition rate at Stanford University was $40,172 per year.

University of California-Berkeley, which was ranked 5th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in California that has a acting program. It is located in Berkeley. In 2010, University of California-Berkeley graduated 31 students from its acting program. University of California-Berkeley charged in-state students $10,940 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in California with a acting program is University of California-Los Angeles, which is located in Los Angeles. In 2010, it was ranked 5th nationwide. 98 students graduated with degree in acting from University of California-Los Angeles in 2010. University of California-Los Angeles charged in-state students $10,781 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Acting schools in California, charge students an average tuition of $9,419 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,130 per year, or as little as $624 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at California acting schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pitzer College - located in Claremont, students are charged $41,130 per year
  2. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  3. Occidental College - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $40,939 per year

The acting schools in California that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. San Joaquin Delta College - located in Stockton, students are charged $624 per year
  2. West Hills College Coalinga - located in Coalinga, students are charged $624 per year
  3. American River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional California statistics regarding a career in acting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as art or acting.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Acting in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in Acting in California
  • Master's Degree in Acting in California
  • Doctoral Degree in Acting in California
  • Certificate in Acting in California

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Curious what studying Acting gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Actors n/a n/a
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Producers and Directors 20,190 $126,360 49.9%
 

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