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Drama & Theater Arts at George Mason University

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Drama & Theater Arts at George Mason University

Every drama and theater arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the theater program at George Mason University stacks up to those at other schools.

GMU is located in Fairfax, Virginia and approximately 37,863 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 30 theater majors received their bachelor's degree from GMU.

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.

GMU Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater

GMU Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The theater major at GMU 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.

Theater Student Demographics at GMU

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

GMU Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

70% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 30 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Drama & Theater Arts from GMU in 2018-2019, 30% were men and 70% were women.

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

About 70% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at GMU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at George Mason University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 21
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

GMU 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 VA, the home state for George Mason University.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Producers and Directors 2,090 $69,750
Writers and Authors 1,220 $68,600


*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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