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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Pennsylvania

23 Colleges
$22,622 Avg Salary
$28,540 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Drama & Theater Arts School for You

Drama & Theater Arts is the #67 most popular major in Pennsylvania with 751 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. This report analyzed 23 schools in Pennsylvania to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Pennsylvania

The following schools top our list of the Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges.

Top 10 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools

#1

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Our 2021 rankings named Carnegie Mellon University the best school in Pennsylvania for drama and theater arts students. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, theater graduates from Carnegie Mellon carry an average student debtload of $45,250. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $510.

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Out of the 23 schools in Pennsylvania that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - Berks landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Reading, Penn State Berks is a public college with a fairly small student population.

The average amount in student loans that theater majors at Penn State Berks take out is $26,025. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $270.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Pennsylvania list. Pitt is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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The excellent programs at Pennsylvania State University - University Park helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in Pennsylvania. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Theater majors at Penn State University Park take out an average of $26,025 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $270.

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Out of the 23 schools in Pennsylvania that were part of this year’s ranking, West Chester University of Pennsylvania landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of West Chester, WCUPA is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Theater majors at WCUPA take out an average of $23,625 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $245, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

Susquehanna University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Pennsylvania list. Susquehanna is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Selinsgrove.

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#7

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for drama and theater arts students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#8

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

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#9

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

With a ranking of #9, Muhlenberg College did quite well on this year’s best schools for drama and theater arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of Allentown, Muhlenberg is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, theater graduates from Muhlenberg carry an average student debtload of $27,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#10

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, PA

Messiah University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for drama and theater arts students. It came in at #10 on the list. Messiah is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Mechanicsburg.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
New York 3,157
Maryland 167
New Jersey 248
District of Columbia 100

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

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 23 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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