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Theatre Arts and Related Studies is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Acting

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    Avg Grad Salary:

    $44k

    Acting

    Acting is much more than it appears to be, because great actors act so naturally that their skills and years of training are invisible. But the fact is that acting is a complex art.

    Degree programs in the field seek to break down this complexity and teach students the intricacies of the craft, from voice and movement to emotion memory to improvisation and impulse to dramatic analysis. Acting, though, is a craft that can never be perfected, which is likely why so many of the greats in the business work until their dying day. They, too, in essence, are students of acting.

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  • Screenwriting

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    Avg Grad Salary:

    $50k

    Screenwriting
    Screenplay writers create the plot, characters and dialogue in a motion picture. While some screenplay writers may focus their work on creating original stories, others may prefer to use their talents to adapt books or plays into film scripts. Like authors and playwrights, screenplay writers don't have to meet specific academic requirements to work, but earning at least a bachelor's degree will provide aspiring screenplay writers with an opportunity to learn from experienced professors and develop a writing process. Few programs offer degrees specifically in screenwriting. However, individuals can choose between creative writing and film production programs.
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  • Theatre Arts

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    High

    Avg Grad Salary:

    $46k

    Theatre Arts

    Theatre arts degree programs teach the performing arts and the fields that support them. Some curricula may focus on a specific area, such as acting, dance, or music. Others may address more than a single aspect of the live theatre industry, covering a range of topics including theatre history, dramatic literature, playwriting, directing, and/or self-promotion. Still others may focus on or include the technical/supportive disciplines of lighting, scenic design, costume design, and make-up.

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  • Directing

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    Avg Grad Salary:

    $49k

    Directing
  • Costume Design

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    Avg Grad Salary:

    $43k

    Costume Design