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Drama & Theater Arts at Chapman University

What traits are you looking for in a theater school? To help you decide if Chapman University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's theater program.

Chapman is located in Orange, California and approximately 9,850 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 90 theater majors received their bachelor's degree from Chapman.

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.

Chapman Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

Chapman Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The theater major at Chapman 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
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 16
Most Focused Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Degree Schools 27
Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 337

In 2019, 20 students received their master’s degree in theater from Chapman. This makes it the #22 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Chapman Theater Graduates

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at Chapman is $19,800. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $20,100 for all theater students.

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Theater Student Demographics at Chapman

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

Chapman Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

56% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Chapman. 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 Chapman since its program graduates 6% more men than average.

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

About 62% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at Chapman 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 Chapman University with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at Chapman University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 56
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Chapman Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 theater majors earned their master's degree from Chapman. Of these graduates, 50% were men and 50% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 38% men graduate in theater each year. Chapman does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 12% more men than average.

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

Of the students who received a theater master's degree from Chapman, 55% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at Chapman University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 11
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Chapman 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 CA, the home state for Chapman University.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Producers and Directors 25,320 $115,080
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710 $115,460
Writers and Authors 7,910 $96,910
Fashion Designers 6,480 $95,250

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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