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Drama & Theater Arts at McDaniel College

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Drama & Theater Arts at McDaniel College

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

McDaniel is located in Westminster, Maryland and has a total student population of 2,931. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 8 students received a bachelor's degree in theater from McDaniel.

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.

McDaniel Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater

McDaniel Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at McDaniel 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 McDaniel 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 Focused Drama & Theater Arts Schools 307
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 395

Theater Student Demographics at McDaniel

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

McDaniel Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

88% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 8 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Drama & Theater Arts from McDaniel in 2020-2021, 13% were men and 88% were women.


About 75% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at McDaniel 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 McDaniel College with a bachelor's in theater.

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

McDaniel 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 MD, the home state for McDaniel College.

Occupation Jobs in MD Average Salary in MD
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,850 $74,160
Producers and Directors 1,590 $78,760
Writers and Authors 920 $75,430


*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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