So, you want to go to drama school. How do you find the school, or schools, that are right for you? The school that will help you transform yourself and your acting? The one that will be worth taking several years out of being in the marketplace and pursuing work? There are many, many actor training programs to choose from in the United States, alone — not to mention the United Kingdom. One can easily become overwhelmed surfing the websites of the top 10 schools, not to mention the top 25.
But websites are a great place to start. You can do worse than begin with a listing of the top 25 schools — there are various lists, just Google. Then, as you click from website to website, and later as you connect with current students, faculty or alumni, in person or by phone, keep the following criteria in mind. In fact, keep a journal. The search for a school that fits you is a journey and a process, and you may be surprised at how your thinking evolves.