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Drama & Theater Arts at Illinois State University

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Drama & Theater Arts at Illinois State University

If you are interested in studying drama and theater arts, you may want to check out the program at Illinois State University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Illinois State is located in Normal, Illinois and approximately 20,878 students attend the school each year. Of the 4,822 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in 2019, 41 of them were drama and theater arts majors.

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.

Illinois State Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

Illinois State Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks theater programs across the country. The following shows how Illinois State 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 Illinois State 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 Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Degree Schools 25
Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 54

In 2019, 9 students received their master’s degree in theater from Illinois State. This makes it the #69 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Illinois State Theater Graduates

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at Illinois State is $23,100. This is 15% higher than $20,100, which is the national average for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.

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Theater Student Demographics at Illinois State

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

Illinois State Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

63% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Illinois State. About 37% were men and 63% were women.

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

About 73% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at Illinois State 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 Illinois State University with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at Illinois State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 30
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Illinois State Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

67% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 theater majors earned their master's degree from Illinois State. Of these graduates, 33% were men and 67% were women.

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

Of the students who received a theater master's degree from Illinois State, 67% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at Illinois State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 6
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Illinois State 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 Illinois State 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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