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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in New York

In 2018-2019, 3,157 students earned their Theater degrees in NY.

As a degree choice, Drama & Theater Arts is the 28th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,012
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 442
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 442
Associate’s Degree 361
Master’s Degree 318
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 19
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 19
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 19
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of theater majors in New York is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Black or African American: 11.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 15.8%
  • White: 53.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 8.8%
  • Other Races: 8.4%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in New York

74,180 people in the state and 418,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to theater.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in New York

In this state, theater grads earn an average of $86,380. Nationwide, they make an average of $73,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 73 colleges in New York that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

601 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
1,676 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.00 years.

560 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
51,847 Total Students

51% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.20%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

161 Degrees in Major Awarded
270 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid.

137 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
2,063 Total Students

95% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.25 years to complete their degree at MMC. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#5

Purchase College

Purchase
136 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
4,234 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.16 years to complete their degree at Purchase College. 38% of the teachers are full time.

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
13,326 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.50% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $29,883.

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
257 Total Students

In their early career, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts grads earn an average salary of $23,400. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 8% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

#8

The New School

New York
79 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
10,544 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.26 years. This private institution charges an average net price of $42,812. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,500 a year.

#9

Ithaca College

Ithaca
73 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
6,517 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.12 years to graduate.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
31,077 Total Students

58% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 47% are considered full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $22,637.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in NY

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 17% $78,520
Set and Exhibit Designers 13% $67,900
Musicians and Singers 13% $0
Sports Entertainers and Performers 13% $0
Producers and Directors 12% $96,590
Writers and Authors 12% $73,480
Music Directors and Composers 11% $53,020
Dancers 10% $0
Fashion Designers 3% $79,110

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Design & Applied Arts 4,739
Fine & Studio Arts 3,839
Music 2,587
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2,073
Arts & Media Management 679
General Visual & Performing Arts 675
Dance 465
Other Visual Art 456

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