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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the New England Region

30 Colleges
$21,920 Avg Salary
$22,921 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Drama & Theater Arts School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, drama and theater arts was ranked #69 in the country. In fact 17,726 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best 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 assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the New England Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 30 schools in the New England Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the New England Region

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Top 10 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools

#1

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Our analysis found Williams College to be the best school for drama and theater arts students who want to pursue a degree in the New England Region . Williams is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Williamstown.

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#2

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

The excellent programs at Fairfield University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in the New England Region . Located in the large suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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The excellent programs at Northeastern University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in the New England Region . Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

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The excellent programs at Southern Connecticut State University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in the New England Region . SCSU is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of New Haven.

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#5

Brown University

Providence, RI

The excellent programs at Brown University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in the New England Region . Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Providence.

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#6

Emerson College

Boston, MA

With a ranking of #6, Emerson College did quite well on this year’s best schools for drama and theater arts students. Emerson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

While working on their degree, theater majors at Emerson accumulate an average of around $23,750 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $246.

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#7

Yale University

New Haven, CT

With a ranking of #7, Yale University did quite well on this year’s best schools for drama and theater arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, theater graduates from Yale carry an average student debtload of $10,885. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $127, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Connecticut ranked #8 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a very large student population.

Theater majors at UCONN 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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#9

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for drama and theater arts students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, theater graduates from Boston U 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

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts 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. Tufts is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Medford.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 551
Connecticut 230
New Hampshire 64
Maine 40
Rhode Island 94
Vermont 71

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

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 25 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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