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2024 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Florida

15 Colleges in Florida
754 Theater Degrees Awarded
$22,384 Avg Early-Career Salary
A degree in drama & theater arts is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #59 out of 395 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

College Factual looked at 15 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Florida ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 754 degrees in drama & theater arts to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Drama & Theater Arts School

Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Florida Your choice of drama & theater arts school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for drama & theater arts schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Drama & Theater Arts Rankings by Degree Level

Associate Degrees in Theater
Bachelor's Degrees in Theater
Master's Degrees in Theater
Doctor's Degrees in Theater

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools in Florida list to help you make the college decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Drama & Theater Arts in Florida

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the theater degree levels they offer.

10 Top Florida Schools in Theater

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University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
68 Theater Degrees Awarded
20.6% Growth in Graduates

University of Florida is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in drama & theater arts. UF is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. A Best Colleges rank of #58 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were about 68 drama & theater arts students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year. Those drama & theater arts students who get their degree from University of Florida make $2,429 more than the typical theater grad.

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Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
121 Theater Degrees Awarded
15.7% Growth in Graduates

Florida State University is a great choice for students interested in a degree in drama & theater arts. Florida State is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee. A Best Colleges rank of #121 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Florida State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 121 drama & theater arts students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent data year. Drama & Theater Arts degree recipients from Florida State University get an earnings boost of around $3,514 above the typical earnings of drama & theater arts majors.

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University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

It's difficult to beat University of Miami if you wish to pursue a degree in drama & theater arts. U Miami is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Coral Gables. A Best Colleges rank of #91 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means U Miami is a great university overall.

There were approximately 23 drama & theater arts students who graduated with this degree at U Miami in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduating, theater degree recipients generally make about $15,142 in the first five years of their career.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
93 Theater Degrees Awarded
$18,545 Median Starting Salary

Every student who is interested in drama & theater arts has to take a look at University of Central Florida. Located in the suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #193 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UCF is a great university overall.

There were roughly 93 drama & theater arts students who graduated with this degree at UCF in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduation, theater degree recipients generally earn around $18,545 in their early careers.

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Valencia College
Orlando, FL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
14th Most Popular In FL
91 Theater Degrees Awarded

Valencia College is a fairly large public college located in the large city of Orlando. This college ranks 14th out of 77 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 91 drama & theater arts students who graduated with this degree at Valencia College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Rollins College
Winter Park, FL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$28,095 Median Starting Salary

Rollins is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Winter Park. This college ranks 22nd out of 77 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 18 drama & theater arts students who graduated with this degree at Rollins in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the drama & theater arts program at Rollins College get $5,711 more than the average college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$24,617 Median Starting Salary
$22,772 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #229 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means USF Tampa is a great university overall.

There were about 28 drama & theater arts students who graduated with this degree at USF Tampa in the most recent data year. Drama & Theater Arts degree recipients from University of South Florida - Main Campus get an earnings boost of approximately $2,233 above the average income of drama & theater arts graduates.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
36 Theater Degrees Awarded
$22,583 Median Starting Salary

Located in the suburb of Miami, FIU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #183 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means FIU is a great university overall.

There were about 36 drama & theater arts students who graduated with this degree at FIU in the most recent data year. After graduating, theater degree recipients typically make around $22,583 in the first five years of their career.

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Located in the large city of Tampa, UT is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 26th out of 77 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 26 drama & theater arts students who graduated with this degree at UT in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the theater program earn an average of $15,105 in their early career salary.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
$17,482 Median Starting Salary
$17,250 Median Student Debt

Located in the city of Boca Raton, FAU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #484 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means FAU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 27 drama & theater arts students who graduated with this degree at FAU in the most recent data year. After graduation, theater degree recipients typically make about $17,482 in the first five years of their career.

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Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 287 453
North Carolina 279 498
Virginia 274 455
Tennessee 269 203
South Carolina 248 175
Kentucky 244 181
Louisiana 242 168
Mississippi 234 64
Arkansas 234 97
Alabama 233 147
West Virginia 207 49

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One of 10 majors within the Visual & Performing Arts area of study, Drama & Theater Arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Theater Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Theater Arts 481
Theater Design & Technology 147
Other Dramatic/Theatre Arts & Stagecraft 70
Musical Theater 34
Acting 15
Playwriting & Screenwriting 7

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1,581
Design & Applied Arts 1,520
Fine & Studio Arts 1,347
Music 1,307
General Visual & Performing Arts 1,144
Arts & Media Management 685
Dance 127
Other Visual Art 19

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