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Drama & Theater Arts at American University

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Drama & Theater Arts at American University

Every drama and theater arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the theater program at American University stacks up to those at other schools.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 14,001 students attend the school each year. Of the 2,109 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from American University in 2021, 14 of them were drama and theater arts majors.

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 $25,854. This is 18% higher than $21,886, which is the national average for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.


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

86% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 14 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in theater from The American University in 2021, 14% were men and 86% were women.


About 64% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at The American University are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% more racial-ethnic minorities in its theater bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

The American University also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2021, 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


*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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