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Drama & Theater Arts at University of Colorado Boulder

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Drama & Theater Arts at University of Colorado Boulder

What traits are you looking for in a theater school? To help you decide if University of Colorado Boulder is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's theater program.

CU - Boulder is located in Boulder, Colorado and approximately 37,883 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 19 theater majors received their bachelor's degree from CU - Boulder.

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.

CU - Boulder Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

CU - Boulder Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at CU - Boulder 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 CU - Boulder 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
Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools 138
Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Schools 262
Most Focused Drama & Theater Arts Schools 698

In 2019, 4 students received their master’s degree in theater from CU - Boulder. This makes it the #103 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 CU - Boulder

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

CU - Boulder Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

47% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 19 theater students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from CU - Boulder, about 53% were men and 47% were women. The typical theater bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% men. So male students are more repesented at CU - Boulder since its program graduates 14% more men than average.

CU - Boulder Gender Breakdown of Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 58% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at CU - Boulder are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 12% 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 Colorado Boulder with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at University of Colorado Boulder
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 11
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

CU - Boulder Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

50% Women
For the most recent academic year available, 50% of theater master's degrees went to men and 50% went to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 38% men graduate in theater each year. CU - Boulder does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 12% more men than average.

CU - Boulder 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 University of Colorado Boulder with a master's in theater.

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

CU - Boulder 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 CO, the home state for University of Colorado Boulder.

Occupation Jobs in CO Average Salary in CO
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,880 $60,820
Producers and Directors 1,710 $68,290
Writers and Authors 660 $65,450

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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