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Drama & Theater Arts at Hunter College

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

Hunter is located in New York, New York and approximately 24,052 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 30 theater majors received their bachelor's degree from Hunter.

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.

Hunter Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

Hunter Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks theater programs across the country. The following shows how Hunter performed in these rankings.

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 Hunter 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 Schools 103
Best Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Degree Schools 119
Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 315

In 2021, 10 students received their master’s degree in theater from Hunter. This makes it the #55 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Theater Graduates from Hunter Make?

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at Hunter is $26,993. This is 23% higher than $21,886, which is the national average for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.


Theater Student Demographics at Hunter

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

Hunter Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

73% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 30 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in theater from Hunter in 2021, 27% were men and 73% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 31% 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 Hunter College with a bachelor's in theater.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 9
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Hunter Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

30% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 10 students graduated with a master's degree in theater from Hunter. About 70% were men and 30% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 36% men graduate in theater each year. Hunter does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 34% more men than average.


Of the students who received a theater master's degree from Hunter, 60% 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 Hunter College with a master's in theater.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 6
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Hunter 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 NY, the home state for Hunter College.

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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