University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Performing Arts Profile

Creativity Works: Unleash Your Talent

Tomorrow’s arts leaders and luminaries get their start at UC’s nationally-ranked and internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

Music. Theater. Performance. Media arts. CCM is a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts that’s uniquely embedded within a comprehensive research university and a city with unparalleled opportunity. The synergy created by this distinct advantage defines CCM’s objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world’s stage. CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the entire state of Ohio, and alumni can be found on Broadway, in world-class orchestras and listed among the credits of successful productions everywhere.

Consistently ranked among the top 5 most-represented colleges on Broadway, CCM provides life-changing experiences within a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment. CCM was named one of this country’s leading conservatories by The New York Times.

The city of Cincinnati is home to a vibrant arts community and an environment in which collaborations and innovations flourish. As the largest single source of performing arts events in Ohio, CCM presents nearly 1,000 major public performances each year. And our students are involved in every step of the process, both on stage and behind-the-scenes.

Today, more than 327,000 living alumni count themselves as Bearcats— united by their common love of the places, the people and the ideas that make up the University of Cincinnati.



Ranked #1 public university for co-op and internships | U.S. News & World Report


One of the top 5 most represented colleges on Broadway | Playbill


City of Cincinnati ranked among the top 20 vibrant arts communities in the US | SMU’s National Center for Arts Research


Musical Theatre program ranked #2 in the nation | BuzzFeed


#45 among the top public universities in the country | Niche 2023


#114 Best Colleges for Arts in America | Niche 2023


Our City. Our Home.

Home to seven Fortune 500 companies, Cincinnati’s thriving professional landscape empowers us to change the world, and its widely recognized cultural attractions like professional sports, nationally ranked parks and a renowned art scene fuel us to go above and beyond. Our urban identity is at the core of who we are, forever inspiring us to deepen our community impact.

Unparalleled Production Facilities

CCM’s world-class facilities provide a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment. CCM Village is equipped with state-of-the-art classroom, studio and performance facilities that “rival the best in the world,” according to Bridge To Music. The benefit of a comprehensive arts conservatory within the setting of a comprehensive research university provides students with top-level working and learning environments to prepare them for future careers.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “You’re going to be coming to a world class school. And I encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity to do everything you can to make the most of your experience.”

    • Alex Belkin, Music
      (Saxophone Performance)
  • “You have so many experiences here and it’s so exciting. With all of these artists here together, you get to meet so many amazing people. I am so thankful every day that I get to come to class here.”

    • Carlee Coulehan, Fine Arts
  • “Being able to connect with so many different people from all around the world, and to be able to bring our gifts to the table is what sets CCM apart from everywhere else.”

    • Brittany Olivia Logan, Opera
      (Vocal Performance)
  • “All of the teachers and faculty here truly want what’s best for you, and know that they are going to try to help you get to your career goals. They are 110% behind you, supporting you every way.”

    • Jennifer Listerman, Fine Arts