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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

19 Colleges
$22,338 Avg Salary
$19,961 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Drama & Theater Arts School for You

Drama & Theater Arts is the #69 most popular major in the country with 17,726 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 19 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

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 Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus the best school in the Rocky Mountains Region for drama and theater arts students. Located in the large city of Denver, CU Anschutz is a public school with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, theater graduates from CU Anschutz carry an average student debtload of $26,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wyoming. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Located in the town of Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Colorado State University - Fort Collins. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the city of Fort Collins.

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The excellent programs at University of Northern Colorado helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in the Rocky Mountains Region . University of Northern Colorado is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Greeley.

The average amount in student loans that theater majors at University of Northern Colorado take out is $26,613. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $276.

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#5

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Utah is a great place for drama and theater arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Colorado Boulder did quite well on this year’s best schools for drama and theater arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that theater majors at CU - Boulder take out is $23,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $239, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Utah State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. USU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Logan.

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Metropolitan State University of Denver landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. MSU Denver is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Denver.

Theater majors at MSU Denver take out an average of $19,865 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $206.

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Brigham Young University - Provo ranked #9 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo.

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Utah Valley 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. Located in the small city of Orem, UVU is a public school with a very large student population.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges by State

Explore the best drama and theater arts schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 225
Utah 194
Idaho 74
Montana 18
Wyoming 51

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 19 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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