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Drama & Theater Arts at Carnegie Mellon University

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Drama & Theater Arts at Carnegie Mellon University

If you plan to study drama and theater arts, take a look at what Carnegie Mellon University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Carnegie Mellon is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and approximately 14,180 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 54 theater majors received their bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon.

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.

Carnegie Mellon Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater
  • Master’s Degree in Theater

Carnegie Mellon Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at Carnegie Mellon compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The theater major at Carnegie Mellon 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.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Degree Schools 6
Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 14
Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 256

In 2019, 27 students received their master’s degree in theater from Carnegie Mellon. This makes it the #12 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Theater Graduates from Carnegie Mellon Make?

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at Carnegie Mellon is $24,400. This is 21% higher than $20,100, which is the national average for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.

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Theater Student Demographics at Carnegie Mellon

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

Carnegie Mellon Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

56% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Carnegie Mellon. About 44% were men and 56% were women. The typical theater bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% men. So male students are more repesented at Carnegie Mellon since its program graduates 6% more men than average.

Carnegie Mellon Gender Breakdown of Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 61% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at Carnegie Mellon are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at Carnegie Mellon University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 33
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Carnegie Mellon Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

67% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The theater program at Carnegie Mellon awarded 27 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 33% of these degrees went to men with the other 67% going to women.

Carnegie Mellon Gender Breakdown of Drama & Theater Arts Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a theater master's degree from Carnegie Mellon, 70% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at Carnegie Mellon University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 19
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Carnegie Mellon 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 PA, the home state for Carnegie Mellon University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 5,050 $80,740
Producers and Directors 2,700 $76,050
Writers and Authors 1,400 $60,140

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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