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100 Theater students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Drama & Theater Arts major is the 73rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in District of Columbia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 40
Master’s Degree 36
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 24
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 24

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a theater major is more popular with women than with men.

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of theater majors in District of Columbia is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 15.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.0%
  • White: 71.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.0%
  • Other Races: 4.0%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in District of Columbia

In this state, there are 5,350 people employed in jobs related to a theater degree, compared to 418,310 nationwide.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in District of Columbia

A typical salary for a theater grad in the state is $89,390, compared to a typical salary of $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in District of Columbia that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
28,172 Total Students

The average student takes 4.11 years to complete their degree at GWU. Graduates earn an average $53,600 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 51% are considered full time.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
41 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 4 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 50% get financial aid. An average student at National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts will pay a net price of $9,790.

#3

American University

Washington
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
14,311 Total Students

The average student takes 4.07 years to complete their degree at The American University. The 1.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. 56% of the teachers are full time.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,956 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 52%. The student loan default rate of 2.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $47,100 after graduation.

#5

Georgetown University

Washington
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
19,204 Total Students

53% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This private institution charges an average net price of $30,169. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

#6

Gallaudet University

Washington
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
1,557 Total Students

96% of students get financical aid. 7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.68 years.

#7

Howard University

Washington
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
9,139 Total Students

8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $39,792. 96% of students get financical aid.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in DC

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Sports Entertainers and Performers 21% $0
Actors 14% $0
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 12% $80,640
Producers and Directors 12% $82,150
Dancers 11% $0
Musicians and Singers 8% $0
Set and Exhibit Designers 7% $76,280
Writers and Authors 5% $100,210

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

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Fine & Studio Arts 148
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 122
Music 84
Design & Applied Arts 55
Arts & Media Management 53
General Visual & Performing Arts 17
Dance 12

View all majors related to Drama & Theater Arts

View Nationwide Drama & Theater Arts Report

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