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Drama & Theater Arts at The University of Texas at Austin

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Drama & Theater Arts at The University of Texas at Austin

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

UT Austin is located in Austin, Texas and has a total student population of 51,090. In 2019, 23 theater majors received their bachelor's degree from UT Austin.

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.

UT Austin Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

UT Austin Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at UT Austin 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 UT Austin 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 Popular Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 154

In 2019, 18 students received their master’s degree in theater from UT Austin. This makes it the #26 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 4 students who received their doctoral degrees in theater, making the school the #6 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Theater Student Demographics at UT Austin

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

UT Austin Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

57% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 theater majors earned their bachelor's degree from UT Austin. Of these graduates, 43% were men and 57% were women. The typical theater bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% men. So male students are more repesented at UT Austin since its program graduates 5% more men than average.

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

About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at UT Austin are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 18% 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 The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at The University of Texas at Austin
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 12
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UT Austin Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

56% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 18 students who earned a master's degree in Drama & Theater Arts from UT Austin in 2018-2019, 44% were men and 56% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 38% men graduate in theater each year. UT Austin does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 6% more men than average.

UT Austin Gender Breakdown of Drama & Theater Arts Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at The University of Texas at Austin
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 8
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

UT Austin also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2019, 4 students 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 TX, the home state for The University of Texas at Austin.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 6,240 $71,520
Producers and Directors 5,300 $69,280
Writers and Authors 2,110 $56,680

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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