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Drama & Theater Arts at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

UIUC is located in Champaign, Illinois and approximately 51,605 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 students received a bachelor's degree in theater from UIUC.

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.

UIUC Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

UIUC Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at UIUC compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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

The theater major at UIUC 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 Doctor’s Degree Schools 16
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Degree Schools 22

In 2019, 20 students received their master’s degree in theater from UIUC. This makes it the #22 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in theater, making the school the #15 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UIUC Theater Graduates

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at UIUC is $17,300. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $20,100 for all theater students.

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Theater Student Demographics at UIUC

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

UIUC Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

59% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 41% of theater bachelor's degrees went to men and 59% went to women. The typical theater bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% men. So male students are more repesented at UIUC since its program graduates 3% more men than average.

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

About 59% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at UIUC are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 7% 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 Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 16
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UIUC Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

60% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 theater majors earned their master's degree from UIUC. Of these graduates, 40% were men and 60% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 38% men graduate in theater each year. UIUC does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 2% more men than average.

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

Of the students who received a theater master's degree from UIUC, 75% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 15
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UIUC also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2019, 2 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 IL, the home state for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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

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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