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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Connecticut

8 Colleges
$22,233 Avg Salary
$20,335 Avg Student Debt

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Drama & Theater Arts is the #66 most popular major in Connecticut with 230 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

The Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Connecticut ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 8 schools in Connecticut to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Connecticut

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

Top Connecticut Schools in Theater

#1

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Our 2021 rankings named Fairfield University the best school in Connecticut for drama and theater arts students. Located in the large suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Out of the 8 schools in Connecticut that were part of this year’s ranking, Southern Connecticut State University landed the # 2 spot on the list. SCSU is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of New Haven.

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#3

Yale University

New Haven, CT

The excellent programs at Yale University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in Connecticut. Located in the city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, theater graduates from Yale take out $10,885 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $127.

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The excellent programs at University of Connecticut helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in Connecticut. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, theater graduates from UCONN carry an average student debtload of $27,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 8 schools in Connecticut that were part of this year’s ranking, Eastern Connecticut State University landed the # 5 spot on the list. ECSU is a small public school located in the town of Willimantic.

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With a ranking of #6, Central Connecticut State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for drama and theater arts students. CCSU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of New Britain.

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#7

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

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

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Western Connecticut State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Connecticut ranking. WestConn is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Danbury.

The average amount in student loans that theater majors at WestConn take out is $23,119. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $240.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

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

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

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