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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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    $44k

    Acting

    While a degree is not typically required, bachelor's degree programs in drama and theater arts are available, particularly for those interested in acting on stage.

    College degree programs allow students to expand their skills in various acting fields, including impromptu acting, sketch comedy, voiceover work and musical theater while building their portfolios. An undergraduate degree program in drama or theatre includes coursework such as voice and diction, stagecraft, acting theory and stage management.

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  • Screenwriting

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    $47k

    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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    $47k

    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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    $46k

    Directing
  • Costume Design

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    $41k

    Costume Design