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Drama & Theater Arts at Eastern Illinois University

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Drama & Theater Arts at Eastern Illinois University

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

EIU is located in Charleston, Illinois and has a total student population of 7,806. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 students received a bachelor's degree in theater from EIU.

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.

EIU Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater

EIU Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at EIU 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 EIU 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 Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 18
Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools 149
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Schools 505
Most Focused Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 524

Theater Student Demographics at EIU

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

EIU Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

57% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 theater majors earned their bachelor's degree from EIU. Of these graduates, 43% were men and 57% were women. The typical theater bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% men. So male students are more repesented at EIU since its program graduates 5% more men than average.

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

About 57% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at EIU 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 Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at Eastern Illinois University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

EIU 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 IL, the home state for Eastern Illinois University.

Occupation Jobs in IL Average Salary in IL
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 3,940 $68,360
Producers and Directors 2,950 $77,960
Writers and Authors 1,880 $68,710

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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