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2023 Theatre Design and Technology Popularity

There are about 4,515 students enrolled in Theatre Design and Technology in the USA.

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Theatre design and technology is the 258th most popular degree in America, with 592 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #259 Environmental Design, and narrowly lost to #257 Engineering Science.

The degree is offered at a total of 94 colleges across the nation, and is the 176th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 6% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that about 5/8 of colleges offering theatre design and technology are public making it a quite accessible field.

The great lakes produces the most theatre design and technology graduates, largely led by Columbia College Chicago, while it’s the City University of New York Athletic Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, New York ranks highest, with particular help from CUNY New York City College of Technology and Ithaca College.

All that being said, no individual school produces more theatre design and technology graduates than Central Arizona College, which graduated 49 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study theatre design and technology). More students studied theatre design and technology as a percentage of total students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts than any other college.

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