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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Massachusetts

In 2018-2019, 551 students earned their Theater degrees in MA.

A Drama & Theater Arts major is the 71st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 483
Master’s Degree 47
Associate’s Degree 11
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 5

Gender Distribution

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

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.0%
  • Black or African American: 5.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.1%
  • White: 72.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.1%
  • Other Races: 7.8%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Massachusetts

13,930 people in the state and 418,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to theater.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, theater grads earn an average of $70,000. Nationwide, they make an average of $73,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 39 colleges in Massachusetts that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Emerson College

Boston
114 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
4,573 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $43,668. The average student takes 4.06 years to complete their degree at Emerson. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
6,963 Total Students

39% of the teachers are full time. This private school has an average net price of $48,425. It takes the average student 4.28 years to graduate.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 1.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 70% of the teachers are full time.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
30,593 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree at UMass Amherst. This public school has an average net price of $21,396.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
8,338 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 7.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $36,200 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.59 years.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
5,800 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 68% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 2.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#7

Dean College

Franklin
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,320 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.05 years. Graduates earn an average $26,900 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

#7

Smith College

Northampton
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
2,903 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.30%. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
7,186 Total Students

97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $42,300 after graduation.

#10

Hampshire College

Amherst
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,191 Total Students

96% of students get financical aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,173. 77% of the teachers are full time.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in MA

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 16% $79,170
Dancers 12% $0
Producers and Directors 11% $61,810
Musicians and Singers 10% $0
Set and Exhibit Designers 10% $56,250
Actors 9% $0
Fashion Designers 7% $70,770
Writers and Authors 6% $64,380
Music Directors and Composers 4% $55,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Music 1,691
Fine & Studio Arts 1,125
Design & Applied Arts 975
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 869
Arts & Media Management 291
General Visual & Performing Arts 223
Dance 130
Other Visual Art 28

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