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Acting Schools in Florida

There are 25 Florida schools offering acting programs. In 2010, 826 students graduated from programs at Florida acting schools. 482 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 199 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 1,130 students graduate from acting programs in Florida per year. This accounts for 4% of acting students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 82 students graduated with certificates in acting, 199 with a degree at the associate's level, 482 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 62 with a degree at the master's level, and one with a doctorate level degree.

25 acting schools are located in Florida. And of these, 12 schools are private, while 13 schools are public. While tuition at a private acting school varies from $13,860 to $37,836, tuition at a public acting school varies from $2,434 to $5,238.

Average tuition for acting programs is $14,123. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $2,434 each year, is at Florida State College at Jacksonville, while the highest tuition for acting programs, which is $37,836 every year, is at the University of Miami.

Acting schools in Florida offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Acting Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,130 students graduate from acting programs in Florida per year. This accounts for 4% of acting students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 82 students graduated with certificates in acting, 199 with a degree at the associate's level, 482 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 62 with a degree at the master's level, and one with a doctorate level degree.

Acting Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 42
  • Certificate 2007: 35
  • Certificate 2008: 39
  • Certificate 2009: 32
  • Certificate 2010: 82
  • Associate 2006: 276
  • Associate 2007: 234
  • Associate 2008: 450
  • Associate 2009: 258
  • Associate 2010: 199
  • Bachelor 2006: 468
  • Bachelor 2007: 406
  • Bachelor 2008: 820
  • Bachelor 2009: 441
  • Bachelor 2010: 482
  • Master 2006: 56
  • Master 2007: 59
  • Master 2008: 122
  • Master 2009: 60
  • Master 2010: 62
  • Doctorate 2006: 1
  • Doctorate 2007: 2
  • Doctorate 2008: 4
  • Doctorate 2009: 1
  • Doctorate 2010: 1

Acting Program Availability in Florida

Schools in this state offer a total of 48 acting programs. Of these programs, close to 70.8% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Acting Program Availability in Florida

  • Certificate: 4
  • Associate: 5
  • Bachelor: 34
  • Master: 4
  • 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: 30730
  • 25th Percentile: 48170
  • Median: 68160
  • 75th Percentile: 86650
  • 90th Percentile: 104340

Actors — Salary by Percentile

Actors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16286
  • 25th Percentile: 17950
  • Median: 31117
  • 75th Percentile: 45282
  • 90th Percentile: 58240

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: 53420
  • Median Salary 2007: 53310
  • Median Salary 2008: 53990
  • Median Salary 2009: 54930
  • Median Salary 2010: 68160
  • Total Employed 2006: 2590
  • Total Employed 2007: 2890
  • Total Employed 2008: 2530
  • Total Employed 2009: 2870
  • Total Employed 2010: 2810

Actors — Employment Trend

Actors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34434
  • Median Salary 2007: 19968
  • Median Salary 2008: 20654
  • Median Salary 2009: 23088
  • Median Salary 2010: 31117
  • Total Employed 2006: 860
  • Total Employed 2007: 2030
  • Total Employed 2008: 3200
  • Total Employed 2009: 3150
  • Total Employed 2010: 3040

Florida vs National Acting Employment

Florida vs National Acting Employment

  • Employed in Florida: 4.131% (5850)

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1. Southeastern University

1000 Longfellow Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801-6034
(863) 667-5000

Southeastern University offers one acting program and this school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Lakeland, FL. This liberal arts college is one of 13 liberal arts colleges in Florida.

2. Full Sail University

3300 University Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32792-7429
(407) 679-0100

Full Sail University offers one acting program and Full Sail is in the suburbs of Winter Park, Florida. In terms of programs, this school is the second largest institution in the state of Florida offering acting.

3. Lynn University

3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431-5598
(561) 237-7000

Lynn University, which is 2.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Boca Raton, FL and LU offers one acting program.

4. Eckerd College

4200 54th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4700
(727) 867-1166

Eckerd College offers two programs in acting. Eckerd offers students two bachelor's level acting degrees. This school, which is 4.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in St. Petersburg, FL. This school is a 4-year institution.

5. Valencia Community College

190 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 299-2187

Valencia Community College offers two acting programs. Specifically, it offers students one acting certificate and one acting degree at the associate's level. It is in the center of Orlando. This college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida. In terms of programs, this community college is the fourth largest institution in the state of Florida offering acting.

6. Flagler College - St Augustine

74 King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 829-6481

Flagler College-St Augustine is in the suburbs of St. Augustine, Florida and it offers one acting program. 2,753 students pursue degrees in 23 programs at this school, overall. It is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering acting in terms of programs.

7. Barry University

11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33161-6695
(800) 756-6000

Barry University offers one program in acting and it is located in the suburbs of Miami, Florida. It is the eighth largest institution in the state of Florida offering acting in terms of programs.

8. The University of South Florida - Main

4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620-9951
(813) 974-2011

The University of South Florida-Main offers two programs in acting. Students are offered two acting degrees at the bachelor's level by it. USF, which is 7.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Tampa, FL. Overall, 40,431 students seek degrees in 206 USF programs.

9. The University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2000

The University of Central Florida is in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. This university offers two programs in acting. Of those, it offers one acting degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level acting degree. It is one of 15 research universities in Florida. UCF is the biggest institution in the state of Florida offering acting.

10. Saint Johns River State College

5001 Saint Johns Ave
Palatka, FL 32177
(386) 312-4200

Saint Johns River State College is located in Palatka, FL. It offers two programs in acting. More specifically, students are offered one acting certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in acting. 6,613 students pursue degrees in 50 programs at this public school, overall. SJR State is the second oldest institution in the state of Florida offering programs in acting.

11. Rollins College

1000 Holt Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499
(407) 646-2000

Rollins College is in the suburbs of Winter Park, Florida and Rollins offers one acting program. This small school is a 4-year institution. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Florida offering programs in acting.

12. The University of Tampa

401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
(813) 253-3333

The University of Tampa is 0.5 miles from the heart of downtown. UT offers two programs in acting. It offers students two acting degrees at the bachelor's level. 6,427 students pursue degrees in 66 programs at this school, overall.

13. Indian River State College

3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
(772) 462-4772

Founded in 1960, Indian River State College is a public 4-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Fort Pierce, Florida. It offers 59 certificates, 38 associates level degrees, and six bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 17,511 students pursued degrees from the 84 programs at this public school. It offers subjects such as business, nursing assisting, and bookkeeping. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits it. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

14. Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
(561) 297-3000

Florida Atlantic University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Boca Raton, FL and it offers one acting program. 28,270 students pursue degrees in 136 programs at this university, overall. In terms of enrollment, it ranks eighth in the state of Florida.

15. Florida International University

11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000

Florida International University is in the suburbs of Miami, Florida and FIU offers one program in acting. This university is one of 6 institutions with a medical school in Florida. This university is the third largest institution in the state of Florida offering acting.

16. Stetson University

421 N Woodland Blvd
Deland, FL 32723
(386) 822-7000

Stetson University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1883. This school is in the suburbs of Deland, Florida. It offers subjects including business and law. Students are offered five certificates, 59 bachelors level degrees, 13 masters level degrees, and one degree at the doctoral level by this school. In 2010, 3,756 students pursued degrees from the 69 programs at SU. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits Stetson. This liberal arts college is one of 13 liberal arts colleges in Florida.

17. The University of West Florida

11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
(850) 474-2000

The University of West Florida offers one acting program and West Florida, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Pensacola, FL. West Florida is one of 15 research universities in Florida.

18. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Universit
Tallahassee, FL 32307
(850) 599-3000

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University offers one program in acting and FAMU, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Tallahassee, FL. It is a historically black, public, 4-year, research institution. FAMU is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Florida offering programs in acting.

19. Miami Dade College

300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132-2297
(305) 237-8888

Founded in 1960, Miami Dade College is a public 4-year institution. Miami Dade, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Miami, FL. It is the largest institution in the state of Florida. This public school offers 57 certificates, 60 degrees at the associates level, and eight bachelors level degrees to students. 61,674 students pursued degrees from the 98 programs at this school in 2010. MDC offers subjects such as paramedicine, drafting, and information technology. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Miami Dade is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

20. Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
(561) 967-7222

Founded in 1933, Palm Beach State College is a public 4-year institution. Palm Beach State is in the suburbs of Lake Worth, Florida. This school is the tenth largest institution in the state of Florida. This school offers students 70 certificates, 39 degrees at the associates level, and one bachelors level degree. 29,534 students sought degrees from the 91 programs at Palm Beach State in 2010. Palm Beach State offers subjects including surgical technology and acting. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits Palm Beach State. This school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

21. Florida State College at Jacksonville

501 W State St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 359-5433

Florida State College at Jacksonville is located in the center of Jacksonville. FSCJ offers two programs in acting. More specifically, this school offers students one acting certificate and one associate's level degree in acting. It is a public 4-year institution. FSCJ is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering acting.

22. Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
(954) 262-7300

Nova Southeastern University is located in the suburbs of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Nova offers one program in acting. It is a 4-year research institution.

23. Florida Southern College

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
(863) 680-4111

Florida Southern College offers two programs in acting. FSC offers students two acting degrees at the bachelor's level. This university, which is near the center of the city, is located in Lakeland, FL. This small university is one of 15 research universities in Florida.

24. Northwest Florida State College

100 College Blvd
Niceville, FL 32578-1295
(850) 678-5111

Northwest Florida State College is in the suburbs of Niceville, Florida. It offers two acting programs. Specifically, this mid-sized school offers students one acting certificate and one associate's level acting degree. This school is a public 4-year institution. This school is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Florida offering acting.

25. The University of Florida

355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-3115
(352) 392-3261

The University of Florida offers two acting programs. Of those, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in acting and one master's level degree in acting. Florida, which is near the center of the city, is in Gainesville, FL. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Florida offering programs in acting.

26. The University of Miami

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124
(305) 284-2211

The University of Miami is located in the suburbs of Coral Gables, Florida. The U offers five acting programs. Students are offered five bachelor's level acting degrees by it. It is a 4-year research institution. This university is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Florida offering programs in acting.

27. Palm Beach Atlantic University - West Palm Beach

901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 803-2000

Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach is in the center of West Palm Beach. It offers five programs in acting. It offers students five bachelor's level degrees in acting. 3,659 students pursue degrees in 64 programs at this school, overall.

28. Florida State University

222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037
(850) 644-2525

Florida State University, which is near the center of the city, is in Tallahassee, FL. This university offers four programs in acting. Out of those, this university offers students one bachelor's level degree in acting, two master's level degrees in acting, and one doctorate level acting degree. Florida State is a public, 4-year, research institution. FSU is the oldest institution in the state of Florida offering programs in acting.

29. Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(239) 590-1000

Florida Gulf Coast University, which is several miles from Fort Myers, is in a rural setting and it offers one program in acting. Overall, 12,015 students pursue degrees in 68 programs at this mid-sized university.

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