Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
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Overview
Theatre/theatre arts management is a program that prepares individuals to apply business management principles to the management of theatres and production corporations. includes instruction in theatrical production, theatre design and planning, fund-raising and promotion, investment strategies, human resources management, theatre operations management, marketing, public relations, financial management and insurance, and applicable laws and regulations.
Highlights
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($44K) with a Bachelor's Degree: The New School
Career with the highest median salary ($106K) where most workers have a Bachelor's Degree: Computer and Information Systems Managers
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Careers for program graduates
Theatre/theatre arts management majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Specialized ManagersAccountants and AuditorsFinancial ManagersFirst-Line Supervisors of Reta...Wholesale and Manufacturing Sa...Chief executives and legislato...Labor Relations SpecialistsFirst-Line Supervisors of Non-...Customer Service Representativ...Elementary and Middle School S...Secretaries and Administrative...General and Operations Manager...First-Line Supervisors of Offi...Management AnalystsRetail SalespersonsProject Management SpecialistsHuman Resources ManagersSales Representatives of Servi...Lawyers, and judges, magistrat...Computer and Information Syste...Education and childcare admini...Sales ManagersReal estate brokers and sales ...Marketing ManagersComputer Systems AnalystsPersonal Financial Advisors
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Current completions
What level of degree do most graduates achieve, and do they match what your goals?
01002003000-1 Year CertificateBachelor's DegreeMaster's Degree
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Completions over time
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Salary and Debt
How are students who recently completed a degree in theatre/theatre arts management doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field arts, entertainment, and media management, which includes theatre/theatre arts management.
Median starting salaries
$28K$43K$0$20K$40K$60KMaster'sBachelor's
Median cumulative loan amount
$25K$41K$0$50K$100K$150KMaster'sBachelor's
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Context: median salaries
How does the median (middle) salary for business management and administration majors compare to the median salaries for other college majors?
$64K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Distribution: business management and administration majors' salaries by education level
What is the salary distribution for graduates with a bachelor's inbusiness management and administration by the level of their highest degree (Graduate degrees may not be in the same field as the bachelor’s)
$61K$76K$81K$83K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KBachelor'sMaster'sDoctorateProfessional
We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.
Is a bachelor's degree all you need?
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in business management and administration
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in business management and administration. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
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Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 23% of business management and administration majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of business management and administration majors also earned a graduate degree is near the middle in comparison to other fields.
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Context: Percentage salary boost obtained with a graduate degree
How important is a graduate degree for earning a higher salary? We can see the difference in salary of workers with a bachelors in this degree to workers with a bachelor’s AND a graduate degree.
25%37%35%0%20%40%60%80%Bachelor's to Master'sBachelor's to DoctorateBachelor's to Professional
Careers
Top careers for those with a degree in business management and administration
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Administration (which combines 14 programs), though may not be limited to just those with a bachelor’s.
  1. Specialized Managers
  2. Accountants and Auditors
  3. Financial Managers
  4. First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  5. Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
  6. Chief executives and legislators
  7. Labor Relations Specialists
  8. First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
  9. Customer Service Representatives
  10. Elementary and Middle School School Teachers
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Careers for business management and administration majors
Where do business management and administration majors work, and how well do those jobs pay? A ** in the job title indicates that the Department of Education recommends this job for this program.
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The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in business management and administration
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by business management and administration graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
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Specialized ManagersAccountants and Audi...Financial ManagersFirst-Line Superviso...Wholesale and Manufa...Chief executives and...Labor Relations Spec...First-Line Superviso...Customer Service Rep...Elementary and Middl...All othersThis degreeTop 10 Careers
What careers hire business management and administration majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire business management and administration majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by business management and administration majors.
Business Management and A...All other degreesCompensation and Benefits...Purchasing AgentsPurchasing ManagersLogisticiansTax Examiners/Collectors ...Procurement ClerksHuman Resources ManagersBudget AnalystsLoan OfficersCredit AnalystsInsurance UnderwritersCompensation, Benefits, a...General and Operations Ma...Administrative Services M...Labor Relations Specialis...Claims Adjusters, Examine...Financial ManagersInsurance Sales AgentsAppraisers and Assessors ...First-Line Supervisors of...Property, Real Estate, an...Wholesale and Manufacturi...Financial SpecialistsFinancial ExaminersSales Representatives of ...Sales ManagersPersonal Financial Adviso...Emergency Management Dire...Government Programs Eligi...Training and Development ...Real estate brokers and s...Industrial Production Man...Accountants and AuditorsSpecialized Financial Cle...Tax PreparersCompliance OfficersFinancial and Investment ...Securities, Commodities, ...Specialized Sales and Rel...Training and Development ...Lodging ManagersManagement AnalystsSpecialized ManagersOperations Research Analy...Project Management Specia...Chief executives and legi...Entertainment and Recreat...Marketing ManagersUmpires, Referees, and Ot...Computer Systems AnalystsComputer and Information ...Information Security Anal...Business Operations Speci...Advertising Sales AgentsMeeting, Convention, and ...Flight AttendantsNetwork and Computer Syst...Medical and Health Servic...Paralegals and Legal Assi...First-Line Supervisors of...Athletes and Sports Compe...Private Detectives and In...Specialized Legal Support...Market Research Analysts ...Computer User Support Spe...Detectives and Criminal I...Database administrators a...Specialized Computer Occu...Coaches and ScoutsAgents and Business Manag...Advertising and Promotion...Aircraft pilots and fligh...Community and Social Serv...Social and Community Serv...Tour and travel guidesFundraisersSpecialized Religious Wor...Religious Activities and ...Specialized Teachers and ...Technical WritersMilitary officer special ...Education and childcare a...Mathematical ScientistsSocial and Human Service ...TutorsSurveyors, cartographers,...Industrial and Health/Saf...Public relations and fund...Rehabilitation CounselorsComputer Network Architec...Exercise Trainers and Gro...ClergySales EngineersEconomistsClerical Library Assistan...Interpreters and Translat...Urban and Regional Planne...Public Relations Speciali...Occupational Health and S...PhotographersMarriage and Family Thera...Educational, Guidance, an...Proofreaders and Copy Mar...Probation Officers and Co...Broadcast Announcers and ...Nuclear medicine technolo...Software Quality Assuranc...Web and Digital Interface...Specialized CounselorsComputer ProgrammersWeb DevelopersComputer Hardware Enginee...Specialized Social Scient...Computer and Information ...Archivists, curators, and...Natural Sciences ManagersSpecialized Social Worker...Substance Abuse and Behav...Radiation TherapistsSpecialized Educational I...Marine Engineers and Nava...Mental Health CounselorsWriters and AuthorsProducers and DirectorsSpecialized Media and Com...Specialized Healthcare Pr...Software DevelopersLibrarians and Media Coll...Biological TechniciansArchitectural and Enginee...Child, Family, and School...Healthcare Social WorkersMaterials EngineersGraphic DesignersSpecialized Life, Physica...Specialized DesignersMental Health and Substan...ActuariesMechanical EngineersFashion DesignersSpecial Education Teacher...Interior DesignersAerospace EngineersMedical and Clinical Labo...Geoscientists and Hydrolo...Specialized EngineersDietitians and Nutritioni...Preschool and Kindergarte...News Analysts, Reporters,...Musicians and SingersRecreational TherapistsEnvironmental Scientists ...Specialized PsychologistsChemists and materials sc...ArchitectsTelevision, video, and fi...Registered NursesCivil EngineersElectrical and electronic...Occupational TherapistsLandscape ArchitectsChemical EngineersPetroleum, mining, mining...Physical TherapistsNurse Practitioners and N...Nurse AnesthetistsAll other careersDegreeDegree in top 10 employed
Where can I complete this degree
Explore schools that offer theatre/theatre arts management degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
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The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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Careers for business management and administration majors
business management and administration is part of a larger collection of programs: General Business Operations and Management. Is there a different program that's close to business management and administration that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Gender
Gender of recent graduates
Of all people with any degree in theatre/theatre arts management earned in the last academic year, 71% were women.
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Context: Gender representation
How does the gender distribution in this major compare to all other majors?
43%57%0%20%40%60%80%100%WomenMen
Context: Percentage women
This major has a higher percentage of women than 71% other programs.
Distribution: salaries by gender
Does gender greatly influence your salary with this degree? The closer the bar are, the less discrepancy there is.
$56K$71K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250KWomenMen
Context: Salary inequity
For business management and administration graduates, men have a 26% higher median salary than women, This is high: 78% of programs have graduates with lower salary inequities.
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Race/Origin
Race/Origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all theatre/theatre arts management graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 73% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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0100200300Number of graduates200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
International
Not Reported
Multiracial
American Indian
Asian
Hispanic
Pacific Islander
Black
White
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 43% of other programs.