Drama & Theater Arts at Northwestern University
Northwestern is located in Evanston, Illinois and approximately 22,448 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 104 students received a bachelor's degree in theater from Northwestern.
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.
Northwestern Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Theater
- Master’s Degree in Theater
- Doctorate Degree in Theater
Northwestern Drama & Theater Arts Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at Northwestern 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 Northwestern 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.
|Most Focused Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools||185|
Earnings of Northwestern Theater Graduates
The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at Northwestern is $20,600. This is 2% higher than $20,100, which is the national average for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.
Theater Student Demographics at Northwestern
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the theater majors at Northwestern University.
Northwestern Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's in theater.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||3|
|Hispanic or Latino||10|
Northwestern Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Northwestern University with a master's in theater.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||2|
|Hispanic or Latino||2|
Northwestern also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2019, 6 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
- Design & Applied Arts
- Film, Video & Photographic Arts
- Fine & Studio Arts
- Arts & Media Management
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 Northwestern 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|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Madcoverboy at en.wikipedia under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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