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Drama & Theater Arts in Michigan

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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Michigan

In 2018-2019, 327 students earned their Theater degrees in MI.

In this state, Drama & Theater Arts is the 91st most popular major out of a total 319 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Michigan

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 285
Master’s Degree 27
Associate’s Degree 13
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

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

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in MI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 11.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.4%
  • White: 70.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.8%
  • Other Races: 8.6%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in MI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Michigan

8,600 people in the state and 418,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to theater.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. MI

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Michigan

A typical salary for a theater grad in the state is $60,850, compared to a typical salary of $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 29 colleges in Michigan that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
46,716 Total Students

63% of students get financical aid. 82% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.18 years to complete their degree at U-M.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
22,562 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 7.00% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,300 a year. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
27,025 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
50,351 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.40% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 88%. In their early career, Michigan State grads earn an average salary of $41,600.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
19,123 Total Students

The average student takes 4.89 years to complete their degree at Eastern Michigan. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.10%. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#6

Oakland University

Rochester Hills
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
19,309 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.78 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $11,560.

#7

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
8,515 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 95% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 55%.

#8

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
21,622 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $15,677. The full-time teacher rate is 72%. 95% of students get financical aid.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
2,433 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $20,989. In their early career, Siena Heights University grads earn an average salary of $39,500. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#9

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
1,467 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in MI

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title MI Job Growth MI Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 12% $72,390
Set and Exhibit Designers 12% $46,270
Actors 11% $0
Producers and Directors 10% $55,830
Writers and Authors 8% $54,580
Sports Entertainers and Performers 7% $0
Musicians and Singers 4% $0
Music Directors and Composers 2% $45,100
Choreographers 0% $0
Fashion Designers 0% $57,710

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

Major Annual Graduates in MI
Design & Applied Arts 1,113
Fine & Studio Arts 835
Music 751
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 584
Dance 97
Arts & Media Management 67
Other Visual Art 27
General Visual & Performing Arts 15

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