Drama & Theater Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and approximately 13,519 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 50 students received a bachelor's degree in theater 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: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.
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.
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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 $26,994. This is 23% higher than $21,886, which is the national average for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.
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
About 60% 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. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 2% 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 Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor's in theater.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||8|
|Hispanic or Latino||3|
Carnegie Mellon Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program
Of the students who received a theater master's degree from Carnegie Mellon, 58% were white. This is typical 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.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||2|
Carnegie Mellon also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
- General Visual & Performing Arts
- Film, Video & Photographic Arts
- Fine & Studio Arts
- Arts & Media Management
- Design & Applied Arts
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|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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