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Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Virginia

443 students earned Theater degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

A Drama & Theater Arts major is the 73rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Drama & Theater Arts Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 339
Master’s Degree 104

Gender Distribution

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

Drama & Theater Arts Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 9.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.9%
  • White: 73.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 9.5%
Drama & Theater Arts Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Drama & Theater Arts Grads in Virginia

8,910 people in the state and 418,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to theater.

Drama & Theater Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Drama & Theater Arts Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a theater grad in the state is $58,240, compared to a typical salary of $73,090 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 33 colleges in Virginia that offer theater degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at VCU. 81% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

#2

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
61 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,751 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.30%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $21,281. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

#3

Regent University

Virginia Beach
37 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
9,889 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $18,403. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
1,902 Total Students

The average student takes 4.22 years to complete their degree at Mary Baldwin. 28% of the teachers are full time. 9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $20,321. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, GMU grads earn an average salary of $44,900.

#6

Shenandoah University

Winchester
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
3,817 Total Students

The 4.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.32 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

#7

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg
26 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
34,683 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 98%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $48,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $20,964.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.08 years.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
805 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. 65% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

#10

Radford University

Radford
16 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
9,335 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.60% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 86% get financial aid.

Drama & Theater Arts Careers in VA

Some of the careers theater majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Sports Entertainers and Performers 11% $0
Musicians and Singers 10% $0
Set and Exhibit Designers 10% $41,680
Actors 10% $0
Writers and Authors 10% $66,340
Producers and Directors 9% $65,140
Music Directors and Composers 8% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Design & Applied Arts 892
Fine & Studio Arts 735
Music 626
General Visual & Performing Arts 260
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 256
Other Visual Art 134
Dance 95
Arts & Media Management 73

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