Art School Recommendations

With literally hundreds of colleges, universities and conservatories available to DSA graduates – it is impossible to list them all.  While DSA encourages students to reach far and wide when doing their college search, there are some schools with which our past graduates have attended with success.  These are the schools with strong arts programs in the specific major which are recommended by our arts staff. While this is NOT an inclusive list, it will give our current DSA students a starting point for their college search.

Piano
Indiana University
Northwestern University
University of Colorado
University of Denver
Metropolitan State University
University of Puget Sound
Oberlin College and Conservatory

Band
Berklee College of Music
New England Conservatory
University of Northern Colorado
University of Denver
Metropolitan State University
California Institute of the Arts
Cornish College
Loyola University
Eastman School of Music

Vocal Music
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New England Conservatory
Oberlin College and Conservatory
Peabody Conservatory
Boston Conservatory
Arizona State University
Northwestern University
University of Southern California
University of Miami
University of North Texas
San Francisco Conservatory
New York University

Theatre
New York University
Roosevelt College of Performing Arts
University of Northern Colorado

Dance
New York University
Juilliard School
University of the Arts (Philadelphia)

California Institute of the Arts
University of Arizona (Tucson)
Southern Methodist University
Florida State University
Ohio State University
University of Utah
Ohio University (Athens)
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
University of Indiana
University of Wisconsin
Loyola Marymount University
Marymount Manhattan
New World School of the Arts
Arizona State University (Tempe)
California State University (Longbeach)
University of California (Irvine)
North Carolina School of the Arts
VA Commonwealth University
State University of New York at Purchase
Bates College
Skidmore College
Mills College
Boston Conservatory
Chapman University
Temple University
Sarah Lawrence College
University of Oregon
Dominican College
Fordham University
University of California at San Diego
Five Colleges
University of Hartford
State University of New York at Brockport
Dean College
South Eastern Missouri

Visual Arts
Rhode Island School of Design
California Institute of the Arts
San Francisco Art Institute
Fashion Institute Design Merchandising
Rhode Island School of Design
California Institute of the Arts
California College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Savannah College of Art and Design
San Francisco Art Institute
Fashion Institute Design Merchandising
School of Visual Arts
Pratt Institute

Creative Writing
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Colorado-Boulder
Kenyon College
New Mexico State University
Hamilton College
Middlebury College
Hampshire College
Emerson College
Knox College
Grinnell College
Bard College

Orchestra
Arizona State University
Boston University
Cleveland Institute of Music
Curtis Institute of Music
Florida State University
Indiana University-Bloomington
Peabody Institute
Juilliard School
Manhattan School of Music
Mannes College of Music
New England Conservatory of Music
Northwestern University
Oberlin College and Conservatory
Ohio State University
Rice University
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
SUNY
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Hartford
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Miami
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of North Texas
Eastman School of Music
University of Southern California
University of Texas-Austin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yale University

Video Cinema
Loyola Marymount University
Florida State University
New York University
University of Southern California
Colorado Film School
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
University of Colorado
California Institute of the Arts

UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television

American Film Institute

Stagecraft and Design

Guitar