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Drama & Theater Arts at University of Wisconsin - Madison

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

UW - Madison is located in Madison, Wisconsin and has a total student population of 44,257. Of the 8,915 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2019, 23 of them were drama and theater arts majors.

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 - Madison Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

UW - Madison Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at UW - Madison 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 UW - Madison 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 Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 88
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 154

In 2019, 1 student received their master’s degree in theater from UW - Madison. This is the #140 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 1 student who received their doctoral degrees in theater, making the school the #23 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Theater Graduates from UW - Madison Make?

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at UW - Madison is $28,000. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 39% higher than the national average of $20,100 for all theater bachelor's degree recipients.

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Theater Student Demographics at UW - Madison

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

UW - Madison Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

57% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 23 theater students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from UW - Madison, about 43% were men and 57% were women. The typical theater bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% men. So male students are more repesented at UW - Madison since its program graduates 5% more men than average.

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

About 78% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at UW - Madison 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 Wisconsin - Madison with a bachelor's in theater.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Drama & Theater Arts Majors at University of Wisconsin - Madison
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 18
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UW - Madison Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

100% Women
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 student graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from UW - Madison.

UW - Madison 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 Wisconsin - Madison with a master's in theater.

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

UW - Madison also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2019, 1 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 WI, the home state for University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Occupation Jobs in WI Average Salary in WI
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 1,820 $75,220
Producers and Directors 1,360 $57,110
Writers and Authors 560 $59,360

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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