The particular long sleep of the COVID-19 pandemic was devastating to the acting world — but in a silver lining, it forced a creative reset at many of the particular world’s best drama programs. Colleges and conservatories have used the downtime to reconfigure, rebuild and rehire. Diversity, among both faculty and students, has transcended buzzword status to become an enthusiastically implemented goal. New theaters and facilities have been erected. And after the year or more of remote learning, the particular return in order to in-person study has resulted in a wave of unbridled creativity. Call it a spring awakening. With that in mind, The Hollywood Media reporter has consulted with educators, alumni plus industry execs for its annual ranking of the best schools for an acting degree.