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Drama & Theater Arts at University of Missouri - Columbia

If you plan to study drama and theater arts, take a look at what University of Missouri - Columbia has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Mizzou is located in Columbia, Missouri and has a total student population of 30,014. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 students received a bachelor's degree in theater from Mizzou.

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.

Mizzou Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

Mizzou Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The theater major at Mizzou 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 Master’s Degree Schools 113
Most Focused Drama & Theater Arts Schools 848

In 2019, 3 students received their master’s degree in theater from Mizzou. This makes it the #113 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.

Theater Student Demographics at Mizzou

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

Mizzou Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

79% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Mizzou. About 21% were men and 79% were women.

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

About 79% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at Mizzou are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Missouri - Columbia with a bachelor's in theater.

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

Mizzou Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 3 theater students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Mizzou, about 100% were men and 0% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 38% men graduate in theater each year. Mizzou does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 62% more men than average.

Mizzou 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 3% better than the national average.*

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

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

Mizzou 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 MO, the home state for University of Missouri - Columbia.

Occupation Jobs in MO Average Salary in MO
Producers and Directors 1,610 $65,560
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,430 $80,570
Writers and Authors 650 $57,420

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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