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Drama & Theater Arts at University of California - Santa Barbara

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Drama & Theater Arts at University of California - Santa Barbara

Every drama and theater arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the theater program at University of California - Santa Barbara stacks up to those at other schools.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 40 theater majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.

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.

UCSB Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

UCSB Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks theater programs across the country. The following shows how UCSB 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

In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the theater major at UCSB at 57 out of the 173 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. It is also ranked as the #12 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts 57
Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 91
Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges for Veterans 100
Best Value Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts 124
Most Focused Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts 509

In 2019, 3 students received their master’s degree in theater from UCSB. This makes it the #113 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in theater, making the school the #9 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UCSB Theater Graduates

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $19,900. This is less than $20,100, which is the national average of all theater majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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Theater Student Demographics at UCSB

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

UCSB Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

55% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 45% of theater bachelor's degrees went to men and 55% went to women. The typical theater bachelor's degree program is made up of only 37% men. So male students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 8% more men than average.

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

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 26% 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 17
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

UCSB Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 theater majors earned their master's degree from UCSB. Of these graduates, 0% were men and 100% were women.

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

In the theater master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 33% of degree recipients. That is 10% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in theater.

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

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2019, 3 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Producers and Directors 25,320 $115,080
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710 $115,460
Writers and Authors 7,910 $96,910
Fashion Designers 6,480 $95,250

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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