University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Performing Arts Profile

Where creativity meets collaboration.

Welcome to your next stage. 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. CCM’s academic offerings span the spectrum of the performing and media arts—from Acting, Ballet and Bassoon to Video Production, Violin and Voice—and everything in between.

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 332,000 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.



Top 5 university for co-op and internships | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Ranked among the "Big 10: The 10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway" | Playbill, 2022


Ranked among the top 20 "Arts-Vibrant Communities" within large cities | SMU DataArts, 2022


Ranked #12 among the “Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools” | Hollywood Reporter, 2022


Welcome to the Queen City

With a metro population of over two million, Cincinnati isn’t your average college town. With five Fortune 500 companies and a vibrant startup scene, Cincinnati is an excellent choice to establish a career—and a life. Named the best place to live in Ohio and one of the top places to live in the US, Cincinnati is home to multiple professional sports teams, a thriving arts community, top-ranked parks, and a diverse restaurant and nightlife scene. This city is such a great place to call home, that 50% of UC’s 332,000 living alumni have remained in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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 classrooms, studios, and performance facilities that “rival the best in the world.” The benefit of a comprehensive arts conservatory within a comprehensive research university provides students with top-level working and learning environments to prepare for future careers.

An Inside Look