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

  • Acting

    Satisfaction:

    N/A

    Avg Grad Salary:

    $47k

    Acting
  • Screenwriting

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    Avg Grad Salary:

    $50k

    Screenwriting

    Screenwriters create scripts for movies, television, and other motion media. They write original stories, characters, and dialogue or write adapted screenplays, which are based on existing material such as a novels, short stories, stage plays, musicals, TV series, even old films and film characters.

    Screenwriting students learn to understand the world of film, TV, and digital media. They learn how to create the skeleton for a feature film or TV show, how to structure a story, create appealing plot lines, develop authentic and relatable characters, keep the audience hooked with engaging dialogue, and navigate the pitching process to bring a screenplay to life. They learn that screenwriting goes through multiple phases, starting with getting the raw material in your heart on the page, then translating that raw material into something the audience can understand, and finally crafting that story to its perfect form.

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  • Theatre Arts

    Satisfaction:

    High

    Avg Grad Salary:

    $50k

    Theatre Arts
  • Directing

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    N/A

    Avg Grad Salary:

    $49k

    Directing
  • Costume Design

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    Avg Grad Salary:

    $45k

    Costume Design

    Costume designers use clothing and the language of fashion to tell a story. With each wardrobe element and accessory, they immerse both actors and audiences in a particular era, culture, and world.

    Degree programs in costume design prepare aspiring designers to take on this challenging work. While the curriculum encompasses the technicalities of drawing, pattern drafting and cutting, fabric characteristics, and sewing, it also emphasizes the importance of research and understanding all aspects of a stage or film production.

    Students learn that this comprehensive approach to costume design is the only way to develop the ability to translate the creative vision of their colleagues. They learn to become part of a collaborative team of storytellers.

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