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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Michigan

11 Colleges
$21,014 Avg Salary
$26,286 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Drama & Theater Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 327 degrees and certificates were awarded to drama and theater arts students who went to a Michigan college or university. This makes it the #91 most popular major in the state.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Michigan to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 11 schools in Michigan to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Michigan

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

Top 10 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools

Our 2021 rankings named University of Michigan - Ann Arbor the best school in Michigan for drama and theater arts students. U of Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor.

After completing their degree, theater graduates from U of Michigan carry an average student debtload of $18,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $187.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Michigan State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Michigan list. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the city of East Lansing.

The average amount in student loans that theater majors at Michigan State take out is $27,250. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $283.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Grand Valley State University is a great place for drama and theater arts students. Located in the large suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

Out of the 11 schools in Michigan that were part of this year’s ranking, Oakland University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Rochester Hills, Oakland is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, theater majors at Oakland accumulate an average of around $25,191 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $261.

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Wayne State University is a great place for drama and theater arts students. Wayne State is a very large public school located in the city of Detroit.

While working on their degree, theater majors at Wayne State accumulate an average of around $26,500 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $275.

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Western Michigan University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for drama and theater arts students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the small city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that theater majors at WMU take out is $27,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

With a ranking of #7, Saginaw Valley State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for drama and theater arts students. Located in the suburb of University Center, Saginaw Valley State University is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

With a ranking of #8, Central Michigan University did quite well on this year’s best schools for drama and theater arts students. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the town of Mount Pleasant.

Theater majors at Central Michigan take out an average of $29,063 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $302.

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Eastern Michigan University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Michigan ranking. Eastern Michigan is a large public school located in the suburb of Ypsilanti.

Theater majors at Eastern Michigan take out an average of $31,000 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $322.

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Northern Michigan University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Located in the remote town of Marquette, Northern Michigan University is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 511
Illinois 869
Indiana 302
Wisconsin 246

Drama & Theater Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

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 11 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Donald Judge.

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