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Drama & Theater Arts at Northeastern University

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Drama & Theater Arts at Northeastern University

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

Northeastern is located in Boston, Massachusetts and approximately 22,207 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 students received a bachelor's degree in theater from Northeastern.

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.

Northeastern Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater

Northeastern Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at Northeastern 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 Northeastern 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 758

Theater Student Demographics at Northeastern

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

Northeastern Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

71% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 theater majors earned their bachelor's degree from Northeastern. Of these graduates, 29% were men and 71% were women.

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

About 57% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at Northeastern are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 13% 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 Northeastern University with a bachelor's in theater.

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

Northeastern 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 MA, the home state for Northeastern University.

Occupation Jobs in MA Average Salary in MA
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 6,190 $99,540
Producers and Directors 3,250 $70,480
Writers and Authors 1,490 $70,000


*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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