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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Virginia

10 Colleges
$19,071 Avg Salary
$29,159 Avg Student Debt

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Drama & Theater Arts is the #73 most popular major in Virginia with 443 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

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The Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Virginia ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 10 schools in Virginia to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Virginia

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

Top 10 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools

Our analysis found University of Virginia - Main Campus to be the best school for drama and theater arts students who want to pursue a degree in Virginia. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Virginia Tech is a great place for drama and theater arts students. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

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#3

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Out of the 10 schools in Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, James Madison University landed the # 3 spot on the list. JMU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Harrisonburg.

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#4

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Out of the 10 schools in Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, George Mason University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public college with a very large student population.

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#5

Radford University

Radford, VA

The excellent programs at Radford University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best drama and theater arts schools in Virginia. Located in the suburb of Radford, Radford is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Virginia Commonwealth University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Virginia list. Located in the medium-sized city of Richmond, VCU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#7

Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, VA

Mary Baldwin University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Located in the city of Staunton, Mary Baldwin is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#8

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

Shenandoah University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Located in the small city of Winchester, Shenandoah is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#9

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Located in the city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#10

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best drama and theater arts programs. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 412
Florida 703
North Carolina 454
Tennessee 243
South Carolina 175
Kentucky 171
Louisiana 182
Alabama 171
Arkansas 75
Mississippi 78
West Virginia 66

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 10 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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