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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Connecticut

230 students earned Theater degrees in Connecticut in the 2018-2019 year.

A Drama & Theater Arts major is the 66th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Connecticut

Theater majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 161
Master’s Degree 54
Post-Master’s Certificate 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 4
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 4
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2
Associate’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

In Connecticut, a theater major is more popular with women than with men.

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in CT Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of theater majors in Connecticut is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.9%
  • Black or African American: 8.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.5%
  • White: 65.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.4%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in CT Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Connecticut

5,350 people in the state and 418,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to theater.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. CT

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Connecticut

A typical salary for a theater grad in the state is $77,550, compared to a typical salary of $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 15 colleges in Connecticut that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Yale University

New Haven
68 Degrees in Major Awarded
97% Graduation Rate
13,433 Total Students

74% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 60% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 1.10% which is lower than average.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
27,412 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $21,588. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $46,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
5,642 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The student loan default rate is 7.30% which is lower than average. 82% of students get financical aid.

#4

Wesleyan University

Middletown
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
3,217 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,100 a year. The 1.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#5

University of Hartford

West Hartford
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
6,770 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $29,592. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
10,050 Total Students

87% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.66 years to complete their degree at SCSU. This public school has an average net price of $19,291.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
5,208 Total Students

In their early career, ECSU grads earn an average salary of $35,200. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.26 years to complete their degree at ECSU.

#8

Trinity College

Hartford
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
2,235 Total Students

The average student takes 4.07 years to complete their degree at Trinity Bantams. The full-time teacher rate is 75%. This private school has an average net price of $32,122.

#8

Connecticut College

New London
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
1,844 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $32,606. The student loan default rate is 1.50% which is lower than average. The average student takes 4.04 years to complete their degree at Conn College.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
11,822 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.73 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,288.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in CT

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title CT Job Growth CT Median Salary
Actors 12% $0
Set and Exhibit Designers 10% $49,270
Writers and Authors 6% $74,860
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 6% $87,430
Musicians and Singers 6% $0
Music Directors and Composers 5% $50,280
Producers and Directors 4% $70,380
Choreographers -4% $56,110

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to theater.

Major Annual Graduates in CT
Fine & Studio Arts 604
Music 419
Design & Applied Arts 292
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 196
Arts & Media Management 60
Dance 16

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