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Drama & Theater Arts at University of Washington - Seattle Campus

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Drama & Theater Arts at University of Washington - Seattle Campus

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 Washington - Seattle Campus stacks up to those at other schools.

UW Seattle is located in Seattle, Washington and approximately 47,576 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 33 theater majors received their bachelor's degree from UW Seattle.

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.

UW Seattle Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

UW Seattle Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at UW Seattle 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 UW Seattle 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 40
Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Degree Schools 54
Most Focused Drama & Theater Arts Schools 667

In 2019, 14 students received their master’s degree in theater from UW Seattle. This makes it the #40 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 UW Seattle

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the theater majors at University of Washington - Seattle Campus.

UW Seattle Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

64% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 students earned a bachelor's degree in theater from UW Seattle. About 64% of these graduates were women and the other 36% were men.

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

About 55% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at UW Seattle are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 9% 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 Washington - Seattle Campus with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at University of Washington - Seattle Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 18
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

UW Seattle Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

57% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 14 students who earned a master's degree in Drama & Theater Arts from UW Seattle in 2018-2019, 43% were men and 57% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 38% men graduate in theater each year. UW Seattle does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 5% more men than average.

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

Of the students who received a theater master's degree from UW Seattle, 57% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

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

UW Seattle 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 WA, the home state for University of Washington - Seattle Campus.

Occupation Jobs in WA Average Salary in WA
Producers and Directors 2,400 $71,430
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,930 $67,430
Writers and Authors 1,400 $65,200

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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