Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Drama Requirements

Drama programs blend classroom activities with hands-on performances and productions, allowing students to plan, produce and star in plays, musicals, recitals or even short films. Students also study the history of theatre and incorporate what they learn into their own acting or performances. Drama and theatre arts programs often include interdisciplinary electives in subjects like film, sociology, English and music.

Drama Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Drama degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Drama degrees have experience in is Actor, followed by Costume Designer, Costume Attendant, Set Designer, Producer, Gaffer, Performer, Film Director, Singer, and Author.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Actor 10.3% 0.5% 21.1×
Costume Designer 4.8% 0.0% 105.8×
Costume Attendant 6.5% 0.0% 332.3×
Set Designer 4.8% 0.0% 115.4×
Producer 3.0% 0.3% 11.6×
Gaffer 3.9% 0.0% 378.7×
Performer 2.6% 0.1% 46.5×
Film Director 2.7% 0.1% 22.3×
Singer 2.6% 0.2% 11.1×
Author 2.9% 0.5% 6.0×

Drama Salary

Drama graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) -
Median (average earners) -
75th (top earners) -

Drama Underemployment

Drama graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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