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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Indiana

8 Colleges
$21,825 Avg Salary
$22,827 Avg Student Debt

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Drama & Theater Arts is the #87 most popular major in Indiana with 302 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

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Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Indiana to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 8 schools in Indiana to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Indiana

The colleges and universities below are the best for theater majors pursuing a .

Top Indiana Schools in Theater

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Our analysis found University of Notre Dame to be the best school for drama and theater arts students who want to pursue a degree in Indiana. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Notre Dame.

While working on their degree, theater majors at Notre Dame accumulate an average of around $19,500 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Taylor University

Upland, IN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Taylor University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Indiana list. Located in the distant town of Upland, Taylor U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Purdue University - Main Campus. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Indiana list. Purdue is a very large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Indiana University - Bloomington. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Indiana list. Located in the small city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, theater majors at IU Bloomington accumulate an average of around $19,036 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $198, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 8 schools in Indiana that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Southern Indiana landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Evansville, USI is a public school with a large student population.

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With a ranking of #6, Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne did quite well on this year’s best schools for drama and theater arts students. Located in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is a public college with a large student population.

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#7

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Ball State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Muncie.

Theater majors at Ball State take out an average of $27,000 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#8

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Indiana State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Indiana list. Indiana State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Terre Haute.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 327
Ohio 511
Illinois 869
Wisconsin 246

One of 9 majors within the area of study, drama and theater arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Theater

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 40,751
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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