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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in North Carolina

454 students earned Theater degrees in North Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Drama & Theater Arts is the 64th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 433
Master’s Degree 21

Gender Distribution

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

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of theater majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Black or African American: 12.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.8%
  • White: 70.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.8%
  • Other Races: 8.6%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in North Carolina

In this state, there are 7,690 people employed in jobs related to a theater degree, compared to 418,310 nationwide.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in North Carolina

Theater grads earn an average of $66,640 in the state and $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 33 colleges in North Carolina that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

82 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,042 Total Students

80% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,800 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,106 Total Students

76% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending UNC Greensboro will pay a net price of $12,158. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
30,011 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,000 after graduation. The 1.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 67% get financial aid.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,710 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,900 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,943. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
6,991 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $42,200 after graduation. The 0.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 74% of students receive it.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,718 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,900 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. 81% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
11,639 Total Students

The 6.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. 88% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.41 years to complete their degree at WCU.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,108 Total Students

The average student takes 4.36 years to complete their degree at Appalachian State. Of all the students who attend this school, 71% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,747 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,910. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.00%. 73% of the teachers are full time.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
3,762 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $28,400 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.41 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 76% of students receive it.

#10

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
8,401 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 46% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $51,100 a year. This private school has an average net price of $32,129.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in NC

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Actors 19% $0
Music Directors and Composers 17% $39,180
Musicians and Singers 16% $0
Producers and Directors 16% $59,660
Writers and Authors 12% $57,510
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11% $61,060
Dancers 10% $0
Sports Entertainers and Performers 9% $0
Set and Exhibit Designers 8% $55,700
Fashion Designers 4% $67,200

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Design & Applied Arts 1,943
Fine & Studio Arts 755
Music 537
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 255
Dance 142
Arts & Media Management 86
General Visual & Performing Arts 81
Other Visual Art 22

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