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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Tennessee

243 Theater students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Drama & Theater Arts major is the 68th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Tennessee

Theater majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 165
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 63
Master’s Degree 11
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 4
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 4

Gender Distribution

In Tennessee, a theater major is more popular with women than with men.

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of theater majors in Tennessee is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 5.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.3%
  • White: 85.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 4.1%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Tennessee

7,660 people in the state and 418,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to theater.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Tennessee

In this state, theater grads earn an average of $56,040. Nationwide, they make an average of $73,090.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 25 colleges in Tennessee that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

60 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,241 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 41% are considered full time. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
21,631 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $31,200 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.71 years to graduate. 77% of the teachers are full time.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,458 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.74 years to graduate. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending UofM will pay a net price of $13,048.

#3

Belmont University

Nashville
28 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
8,260 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree at Belmont.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
28,894 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. It takes the average student 4.43 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 87% are considered full time.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,317 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $11,206. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 61% are considered full time. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#7

Lipscomb University

Nashville
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
4,620 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,900 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at Lipscomb.

#8

Lee University

Cleveland
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
5,386 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $18,485. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.38 years.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
1,785 Total Students

In their early career, Sewanee grads earn an average salary of $35,200. The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
11,638 Total Students

96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.64 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in TN

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Set and Exhibit Designers 25% $0
Producers and Directors 18% $52,070
Writers and Authors 17% $51,160
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 13% $54,440
Sports Entertainers and Performers 11% $0
Music Directors and Composers 9% $0
Musicians and Singers 6% $0
Dancers 0% $0
Choreographers 0% $66,070

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to theater.

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Music 745
Arts & Media Management 654
Fine & Studio Arts 411
Design & Applied Arts 385
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 236
General Visual & Performing Arts 56
Dance 5

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