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Acting Schools in Connecticut

There are 13 schools in the state of Connecticut offering acting programs. In 2010, 224 students graduated with degrees from Connecticut acting schools. 115 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 68 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

330 students graduate from acting programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for 1% of acting students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 19 students graduated with acting certificates, 21 with an associate's level degree, 115 with a bachelor's level degree, 68 with a master's level degree, and one with a degree at the doctorate level.

13 acting schools are located in this state. Out of these, six schools are private, while seven schools are public. Tuition at a private acting school varies from $29,852 to $42,420, while public acting school tuition varies from $7,861 to $10,416.

Average tuition for acting programs is $22,983. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,861 each year, is at Southern Connecticut State University, the highest tuition for programs in acting, which is $42,420 each year, is at Trinity College.

Connecticut schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in acting.

Acting Program Completions in Connecticut 2006 - 2010

330 students graduate from acting programs in this state, on average, every year. This accounts for 1% of acting students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 19 students graduated with acting certificates, 21 with an associate's level degree, 115 with a bachelor's level degree, 68 with a master's level degree, and one with a degree at the doctorate level.

Acting Program Completions in Connecticut 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 5
  • Certificate 2007: 8
  • Certificate 2008: 19
  • Certificate 2009: 10
  • Certificate 2010: 19
  • Associate 2006: 14
  • Associate 2007: 13
  • Associate 2008: 23
  • Associate 2009: 18
  • Associate 2010: 21
  • Bachelor 2006: 116
  • Bachelor 2007: 135
  • Bachelor 2008: 248
  • Bachelor 2009: 111
  • Bachelor 2010: 115
  • Master 2006: 73
  • Master 2007: 66
  • Master 2008: 140
  • Master 2009: 78
  • Master 2010: 68
  • Doctorate 2006: 3
  • Doctorate 2007: 4
  • Doctorate 2008: 6
  • Doctorate 2009: 0
  • Doctorate 2010: 1

Acting Program Availability in Connecticut

Schools in this state offer a total of 28 programs in acting. Of these programs, around 50% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the associates level, and the doctoral level.

Acting Program Availability in Connecticut

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 2
  • Bachelor: 14
  • Master: 9
  • Doctorate: 1

Career Trends

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41120
  • 25th Percentile: 56150
  • Median: 72430
  • 75th Percentile: 88180
  • 90th Percentile: 105080

Actors — Salary by Percentile

Actors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 20280
  • 25th Percentile: 24378
  • Median: 34299
  • 75th Percentile: 43659
  • 90th Percentile: 57907

Career Trends

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 57610
  • Median Salary 2007: 60300
  • Median Salary 2008: 63940
  • Median Salary 2009: 68790
  • Median Salary 2010: 72430
  • Total Employed 2006: 900
  • Total Employed 2007: 930
  • Total Employed 2008: 710
  • Total Employed 2009: 930
  • Total Employed 2010: 1030

Actors — Employment Trend

Actors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 36395
  • Median Salary 2007: 37586
  • Median Salary 2008: 29016
  • Median Salary 2009: 30555
  • Median Salary 2010: 34299
  • Total Employed 2006: 265
  • Total Employed 2007: 270
  • Total Employed 2008: 220
  • Total Employed 2009: 220
  • Total Employed 2010: 220

Connecticut vs National Acting Employment

Connecticut vs National Acting Employment

  • Employed in Connecticut: 0.883% (1250)

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1. Tunxis Community College

271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032-3187
(860) 255-3500

Tunxis Community College offers two acting programs. Specifically, it offers students one acting certificate and one acting degree at the associate's level. It is located in the suburbs of Farmington, Connecticut. This college is one of 13 community colleges in Connecticut. In terms of programs, this college is the largest institution in the state of Connecticut offering acting.

2. Housatonic Community College

900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT 06604-4704
(203) 332-5000

Housatonic Community College offers one program in acting and this college, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is in Bridgeport, CT. Overall, 6,197 students seek degrees in 31 Housatonic Community College programs. It is the biggest institution in the state of Connecticut offering acting.

3. Wesleyan University

237 High St
Middletown, CT 6459
(860) 685-2000

Wesleyan University is in the center of Middletown. It offers two acting programs. More specifically, it offers one bachelor's level degree in acting to students and one acting degree at the master's level. 3,215 students seek degrees in 78 programs at this school, overall. This liberal arts college is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Connecticut offering acting programs.

4. Yale University

Yale University
New Haven, CT 6520
(203) 432-1333

Yale University offers ten programs in acting. Of those, students are offered one acting certificate by it, one degree at the bachelor's level in acting, seven degrees at the master's level in acting, and one acting degree at the doctorate level. Yale is located in the center of New Haven. This university is one of 2 institutions with a medical school in Connecticut. YU is the oldest institution in the state of Connecticut offering acting programs.

5. Western Connecticut State University

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826
(203) 837-8200

Western Connecticut State University offers one program in acting and WCSU, which is 0.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Danbury, CT. Overall, 6,582 students pursue degrees in 57 Western Connecticut State University programs.

6. The University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
(860) 768-4100

The University of Hartford, which is near the center of the city, is located in West Hartford, CT and UH offers one acting program. The U of H is one of 4 research universities in Connecticut.

7. The University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 6269
(860) 486-2000

The University of Connecticut is in Storrs, CT. This university offers five acting programs. Out of those, it offers four acting degrees at the bachelor's level to students and one degree at the master's level in acting. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

8. Connecticut College

270 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 6320
(860) 447-1911

Connecticut College offers one program in acting and this school, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in New London, CT. Conn College is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in Connecticut.

9. Eastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham St
Willimantic, CT 6226
(860) 465-5000

Eastern Connecticut State University is located in Willimantic, CT and Eastern offers one acting program. Eastern is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in Connecticut.

10. Trinity College

300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106-3100
(860) 297-2000

Trinity College, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Hartford, CT and this school offers one program in acting. Overall, 2,396 students seek degrees in 43 programs at this school.

11. The University of New Haven

300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 6516
(203) 932-7000

Founded in 1920, the University of New Haven is a 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of West Haven, Connecticut. This mid-sized school offers subjects such as hospitality and music. This school offers students 34 certificates, ten degrees at the associates level, 47 degrees at the bachelors level, 27 masters level degrees, and one doctoral level degree. 5,949 students pursued degrees from the 84 programs at this school in 2010. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education accredits it.

12. Fairfield University

1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
(203) 254-4000

Fairfield University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1942. This school is in the suburbs of Fairfield, Connecticut. It offers subjects such as counseling, chemistry, and physics. Students are offered nine certificates, three associates level degrees, 43 bachelors level degrees, 28 degrees at the masters level, and one doctoral level degree by this school. In 2010, 5,181 students sought degrees from the 63 programs at this school. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

13. Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 6050
(860) 832-3200

Central Connecticut State University is in the suburbs of New Britain, Connecticut and this school offers one program in acting. It is a public 4-year institution. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Connecticut offering acting.

14. Quinnipiac University

Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden, CT 6518
(203) 582-8200

Quinnipiac University is located in Hamden, Connecticut, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this school offers one program in acting. In terms of programs, it is the sixth largest institution in the state of Connecticut offering acting.

15. Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1355
(203) 392-5200

Southern Connecticut State University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in New Haven, CT and Southern offers one acting program. SCSU is one of 33 public post-secondary institutions in Connecticut. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Connecticut offering acting in terms of programs.