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Drama & Theater Arts at Cornell University

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Drama & Theater Arts at Cornell University

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

Cornell is located in Ithaca, New York and approximately 24,027 students attend the school each year.

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.

Cornell Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Theater
  • Doctorate Degree in Theater

Cornell Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

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.

In 2019, 2 students received their master’s degree in theater from Cornell. This makes it the #124 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 1 student who received their doctoral degrees in theater, making the school the #23 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Theater Student Demographics at Cornell

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

Cornell Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

50% Women
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 students earned a master's degree in theater from Cornell. About 50% of these graduates were women and the other 50% were men.

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

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

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

Cornell also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2019, 1 students 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 NY, the home state for Cornell University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Producers and Directors 26,110 $115,610
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Fashion Designers 7,550 $95,830
Writers and Authors 7,410 $86,380


*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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