Drama and Theatre Arts Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Drama and Theatre Arts Degree

The drama and theatre arts field of study is focused on performance and performers involved in the process. The term drama comes from the Greek word meaning “action”. Today, a drama performed in a theatre by actors upon a stage before a live audience includes an active mode of production often including music and dance. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer drama and theatre arts degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Drama and Theatre Arts Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Mason offers a bachelor's degree program in drama and theatre arts.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male6
Female15

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Hispanic4
White13
Multiple Races1
Unknown3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Drama and Theatre Arts program at George Mason University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Actors

Description

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, actors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 460
    • Average Hourly Rate: $28.10

Producers

Description

Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, producers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $39.69
    • Average Annual Salary: $82550

Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

Description

All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Drama and Theatre Arts Programs in Virginia

Drama and Theatre Arts programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Drama (B)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (B)
  • Acting (B)
  • Musical Theatre (B)

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Drama (B)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (B,M)

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (B)

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Drama (B)

Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Drama (B)

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 39 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (B)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 61 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (B,M)

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Drama (B,M)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (B,M)
  • Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (B,M)

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093