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Drama & Theater Arts at Western Illinois University

If you are interested in studying drama and theater arts, you may want to check out the program at Western Illinois University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

WIU is located in Macomb, Illinois and has a total student population of 7,624. Of the 1,785 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in 2019, 6 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.

WIU Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

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

WIU Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the theater progam at WIU 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 WIU 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 11
Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Schools 14
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 462
Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Schools 463
Most Focused Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 625

In 2019, 2 students received their master’s degree in theater from WIU. This makes it the #124 most popular school for theater master’s degree candidates in the country.

Theater Student Demographics at WIU

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

WIU Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 6 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in theater from WIU in 2019, 17% were men and 83% were women.

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

About 83% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at WIU 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 Western Illinois University with a bachelor's in theater.

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

WIU Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Program

100% Women
For the most recent academic year available, 0% of theater master's degrees went to men and 100% went to women.

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

Of the students who received a theater master's degree from WIU, 100% 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 Western Illinois University with a master's in theater.

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

WIU also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2019, 0 student 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 Western Illinois University.

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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