20 Best Acting Programs In Portland, OR

1. Portland State University

Portland State University is a public research university in Portland, Oregon. It was founded in 1946 as a post-secondary educational institution for World War II veterans. It evolved into a four-year college over the following two decades and was granted university status in 1969.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (4.0 )
  • Address:  1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
  • Phone:  (503) 725-3000
  • Total enrollment:  27,229 (2016)
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees:  In-state tuition 10,386 USD, Out-of-state tuition 29,286 USD (2020 – 21) IPEDS
  • Mascot:  Victor E. Viking
  • Colors:  White, Green
  • Acceptance rate:  95.2% (2020) IPEDS
  • Football stadium:  Hillsboro Stadium
  • Areas served:  Portland
  • Profiles:  LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube
  • Hours: 
    Monday 8AM–5PM
    Tuesday 8AM–5PM
    Wednesday 8AM–5PM
    Thursday 8AM–5PM
    Friday 8AM–5PM
    Saturday 8AM–5PM
    Sunday 8AM–5PM

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2. Willamette University

Willamette University is a private liberal arts college with locations in Salem and Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1842, it is the oldest college in the Western United States. Originally named the Oregon Institute, the school was an unaffiliated outgrowth of the Methodist Mission.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (4.3 )
  • Address:  900 State St, Salem, OR 97301
  • Phone:  (503) 370-6300
  • Founded:  February 1, 1842
  • Total enrollment:  2,827 (2011)
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees:  44,234 USD (2020 – 21) IPEDS
  • Mascot:  Blitz the Bearcat
  • Colors:  Cardinal, Old gold
  • Acceptance rate:  80.2% (2020) IPEDS
  • Profiles:  Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube
  • Hours: 
    Monday Open 24 hours
    Tuesday Open 24 hours
    Wednesday Open 24 hours
    Thursday Open 24 hours
    Friday Open 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours

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3. Umpqua Community College

Umpqua Community College is a public community college approximately six miles north of Roseburg, Oregon. The college has sixteen campus buildings located on 100 acres bordering the North Umpqua River. The campus also features a track, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. In 2009, a vineyard was added to the campus.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (4.2 )
  • Address:  1140 Umpqua College Rd, Roseburg, OR 97470
  • Phone:  (541) 440-4600
  • Graduation rate:  28.3% (For first-time, full-time in 2020–21)
  • Founded:  1964
  • Total enrollment:  3,145 (2011)
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees:  In-state tuition 5,282 USD, Out-of-state tuition 5,945 USD (2020 – 21) IPEDS
  • Mascot:  Riverhawk
  • President:  Debra Thatcher
  • Profiles:  Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube
  • Hours: 
    Monday 8AM–5PM
    Tuesday 8AM–5PM
    Wednesday 8AM–5PM
    Thursday 8AM–5PM
    Friday 8AM–5PM
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed

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"Umpqua Community College transforms lives and enriches communities."

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4. Mt. Hood Community College

Mt. Hood Community College is a public community college in Gresham, Oregon, United States, named after Mount Hood.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (4.2 )
  • Address:  26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030
  • Phone:  (503) 491-6422
  • Founded:  1966
  • Total enrollment:  32,433 (2010)
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees:  In-state tuition 5,013 USD, Out-of-state tuition 9,369 USD (2020 – 21) IPEDS
  • Mascot:  Mount Hood Community College Barney the St. Bernard
  • Presidents:  Debra Derr, Michael Hay
  • Colors:  Black, Red
  • Profiles:  Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram
  • Hours: 
    Monday 8AM–5PM
    Tuesday 8AM–5PM
    Wednesday 8AM–5PM
    Thursday 8AM–5PM
    Friday 8AM–5PM
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed

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5. Clackamas Community College

Clackamas Community College is a public community college in Oregon City, Oregon. Founded in 1966, it is one of the largest community colleges in the state of Oregon.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (3.8 )
  • Address:  19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045
  • Phone:  (503) 594-6000
  • Graduation rate:  31.4% (For non-first-time, part-time in 2020–21)
  • Founded:  1966
  • Total enrollment:  25,793 (2014)
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees:  In-state tuition 5,625 USD, Out-of-state tuition 13,050 USD (2020 – 21) IPEDS
  • Mascot:  Cougars
  • President:  Joanne Truesdell
  • Areas served:  Clackamas County
  • Profiles:  LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube
  • Hours: 
    Thursday 8AM–5PM
    Friday 8AM–5PM
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed
    Monday 8AM–5PM
    Tuesday 8AM–5PM
    Wednesday 8AM–5PM

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6. The American Musical And Dramatic Academy

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy is a private conservatory for the performing arts located in New York City and Los Angeles, California. The conservatory offers both Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and two-year certificates in professional performance.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (4.4 )
  • Address:  211 W 61st St, New York, NY 10023
  • Phone:  (212) 787-5300
  • Graduation rate:  67.6% (For first-time, full-time in 2020–21)
  • Founded:  1964
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees:  42,960 USD (2020 – 21) IPEDS
  • Colors:  White, Blue
  • Acceptance rate:  44.4% (2020) IPEDS
  • Profiles:  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
  • Hours: 
    Monday 7AM–8PM
    Tuesday 7AM–8PM
    Wednesday 7AM–8PM
    Thursday 7AM–8PM
    Friday 7AM–8PM
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed

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7. Linfield University

Linfield University is a private university with campuses in McMinnville, and Portland, Oregon. Linfield Wildcats athletics participates in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference. Linfield reported a combined 1,755 students after the fall 2022 census date.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (3.9 )
  • Address:  900 SE Baker St, McMinnville, OR 97128
  • Phone:  (503) 883-2200
  • Founded:  1858
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees:  46,032 USD (2020 – 21) IPEDS
  • Mascot:  Wildcat
  • President:  Thomas L. Hellie
  • Colors:  Purple, Cardinal
  • Acceptance rate:  80.2% (2020) IPEDS
  • Profiles:  Twitter | LinkedIn | TikTok | YouTube
  • Hours: 
    Thursday 8AM–5PM
    Friday 8AM–5PM
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed
    Monday 8AM–5PM
    Tuesday 8AM–5PM
    Wednesday 8AM–5PM

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8. University Of Oregon

The University of Oregon is a public research university in Eugene, Oregon. Founded in 1876, the institution is well known for its strong ties to the sports apparel and marketing firm Nike, Inc, and its co-founder, the eccentric billionaire Phil Knight.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (4.5 )
  • Address:  1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone:  (541) 346-1000
  • Total enrollment:  23,634 (2016)
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees:  In-state tuition 14,421 USD, Out-of-state tuition 40,464 USD (2020 – 21) IPEDS
  • Mascot:  The Oregon Duck
  • Colors:  Green, Yellow
  • Profiles:  Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube
  • Acceptance rate:  83.8% (2020) IPEDS

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9. George Fox University: Newberg Campus

George Fox University is a private Christian university in Newberg, Oregon. Founded as a school for Quakers in 1891, it is now the largest private university in Oregon with more than 4,000 students combined between its main campus in Newberg, its centers in Portland, and Redmond, and online.Wikipedia

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10. Seattle Film Institute

The Seattle Film Institute is a private for-profit film school in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1994, SFI offers part-time classes, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificate programs in film and digital video production.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (4.0 )
  • Address:  3210 16th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
  • Phone:  (206) 568-4387
  • Founded:  1994
  • Undergraduate enrollment:  73 (2020–21)
  • Average annual cost for students receiving federal aid:  36,845 USD (2021)
  • Undergraduate tuition and fees:  30,240 USD (2020 – 21) IPEDS
  • Profiles:  YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn
  • Hours: 
    Thursday 9AM–5PM
    Friday 9AM–3PM
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed
    Monday 9AM–5PM
    Tuesday 9AM–5PM
    Wednesday 9AM–5PM

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11. Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is an acting school founded in 1969 by actor, director, and acting teacher Lee Strasberg. The Institute is located in Union Square on East 15th Street, also known as Lee Strasberg Way, in New York, New York.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (4.8 )
  • Address:  115 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003
  • Phone:  (212) 533-5500
  • Founded:  1969
  • Profiles:  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
  • Hours: 
    Wednesday 8AM–8PM
    Thursday 8AM–8PM
    Friday (Veterans Day) 8AM–8PM Hours might differ
    Saturday 8AM–4PM
    Sunday Closed
    Monday 8AM–8PM
    Tuesday 8AM–8PM

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12. Portland Center Stage

The Armory, historically known as the First Regiment Armory Annex, and home to Portland Center Stage at The Armory, is a historic building with two theaters and is located in Portland, Oregon, United States. It was built in 1891 by Multnomah County to house the Oregon National Guard.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (4.8 )
  • Address:  128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone:  (503) 445-3700
  • Profiles:  Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter
  • Hours: 
    Thursday 12–6PM
    Friday 12–6PM
    Saturday 12–6PM
    Sunday 12–6PM
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 12–6PM
    Wednesday 12–6PM
    Thursday 12–6PM
    Friday 12–6PM
    Saturday 12–6PM
    Sunday 12–6PM
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 12–6PM
    Wednesday 12–6PM
    Thursday 12–6PM
    Friday 12–6PM
    Saturday 12–6PM
    Sunday 12–6PM
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 12–6PM
    Wednesday 12–6PM

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13. Catlin Gabel School

The Catlin Gabel School is an independent preschool through 12th grade institution located on 67 acres in Portland, Oregon 5 miles west of downtown. Annual enrollment is approximately 780 students from a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, and financial abilities across the Portland metro area.Wikipedia

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"An independent preschool through 12th grade day school in Portland, Oregon."

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14. Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School is a public high school located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States. It was established in 1869 as Portland High School, making it one of the oldest public high schools west of the Mississippi River.Wikipedia
  • Rating:  (3.8 )
  • Address:  1750 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205
  • Phone:  (503) 916-5200
  • Founded:  1869
  • Colors:  White, Red
  • Profiles:  Facebook | Twitter
  • Hours: 
    Sunday Closed
    Monday 8AM–4PM
    Tuesday 8AM–4PM
    Wednesday 8AM–4PM
    Thursday 8AM–4PM
    Friday 8AM–4PM
    Saturday Closed

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For people saying that Eminem went here, you're wrong, he went to the one in Michigan…Bangchan's Babygay
Made me want to die. Everyone put grades over personal health.Jeff Snail

15. Portland'5 Centers For The Arts

Portland's Centers for the Arts, formerly known as the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, is an organization within Metro that runs venues for live theatre, concerts, cinema, small conferences, and similar events in Portland, Oregon, United States.Wikipedia

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16. Children's Museum & Theatre Of Maine

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is located on Thompson's Point in Portland, Maine and features a wide variety of interactive exhibits and activities for children and families.Wikipedia

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17. Hollywood Theatre

The Hollywood Theatre is a historic movie theater in northeast Portland, Oregon, owned by a non-profit organization. It is the central historical point of the Hollywood District.Wikipedia

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18. The Rose Theater, Farnam Street, Omaha, Ne

The Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center or The Rose, also known as the Astro Theater, originally opened as The Riviera. It is located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Built in 1926 in a combination of both Moorish and Classical styles, the building was rehabilitated in 1986.Wikipedia

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19. The Academy Theater

The Academy Theater is an historic theater in the southeast part of Portland, Oregon's Montavilla neighborhood, in the United States. The theater opened in 1948, was later used as office space during the 1970s, then returned to function as a theater in 2006 when the building was completely refurbished.Wikipedia

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20. Craterian Theater At The Collier Center For The Performing Arts

The Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art performing arts center located in Medford, Oregon.
While the theater has a seating capacity of 732, the theater will frequently hold large, national concerts, dance, and theatrical tours.Wikipedia

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