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Drama & Theater Arts at American University

If you are interested in studying drama and theater arts, you may want to check out the program at American University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 14,318 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 students received a bachelor's degree in theater from The American University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Drama & Theater Arts section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater

The American University Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The theater major at The American University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Drama & Theater Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Earnings of The American University Theater Graduates

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at The American University is $24,700. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 23% higher than the national average of $20,100 for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.

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Theater Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the theater majors at American University.

The American University Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

68% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 22 theater students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from The American University, about 32% were men and 68% were women.

The American University Gender Breakdown of Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 82% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at The American University are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at American University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 18
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

The American University also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Theater Grads May Go Into

A degree in theater can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Producers and Directors 2,360 $89,390
Writers and Authors 1,250 $101,690
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 490 $100,590

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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