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Acting Schools in Oregon

There are 14 schools in the state of Oregon offering acting programs. In 2010, 197 students graduated from programs at Oregon acting schools. 167 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 14 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 254 students graduate from programs in this state in acting per year. This accounts for 1% of acting students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, nine students graduated with certificates in acting, two with a degree at the associate's level, 167 with a bachelor's level degree, 14 with a degree at the master's level, and five with a degree at the doctorate level.

14 acting schools are located in this state. Out of these, while seven schools are public, seven schools are private. Public acting school tuition varies from $6,639 to $8,190, while tuition at a private acting school varies from $27,970 to $37,361.

Average tuition for acting programs is $17,254. While the highest tuition for acting programs, which is $37,361 per year, is at Willamette University, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $6,639 per year, is at Southern Oregon University.

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

Acting Program Completions in Oregon 2006 - 2010

On average, 254 students graduate from programs in this state in acting per year. This accounts for 1% of acting students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, nine students graduated with certificates in acting, two with a degree at the associate's level, 167 with a bachelor's level degree, 14 with a degree at the master's level, and five with a degree at the doctorate level.

Acting Program Completions in Oregon 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 9
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 0
  • Associate 2008: 0
  • Associate 2009: 1
  • Associate 2010: 2
  • Bachelor 2006: 168
  • Bachelor 2007: 152
  • Bachelor 2008: 294
  • Bachelor 2009: 183
  • Bachelor 2010: 167
  • Master 2006: 10
  • Master 2007: 12
  • Master 2008: 16
  • Master 2009: 11
  • Master 2010: 14
  • Doctorate 2006: 2
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 2
  • Doctorate 2009: 1
  • Doctorate 2010: 5

Acting Program Availability in Oregon

Oregon schools offer a total of 22 programs in acting. Of these programs, 63.6% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Acting Program Availability in Oregon

  • Certificate: 1
  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 14
  • Master: 5
  • 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: 39890
  • 25th Percentile: 45760
  • Median: 58870
  • 75th Percentile: 74410
  • 90th Percentile: 95820

Actors — Salary by Percentile

Actors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18574
  • 25th Percentile: 21653
  • Median: 37170
  • 75th Percentile: 57304
  • 90th Percentile: 72384

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: 63010
  • Median Salary 2007: 61780
  • Median Salary 2008: 61000
  • Median Salary 2009: 60410
  • Median Salary 2010: 58870
  • Total Employed 2006: 600
  • Total Employed 2007: 900
  • Total Employed 2008: 1020
  • Total Employed 2009: 860
  • Total Employed 2010: 820

Actors — Employment Trend

Actors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34465
  • Median Salary 2007: 33322
  • Median Salary 2008: 34778
  • Median Salary 2009: 31803
  • Median Salary 2010: 37170
  • Total Employed 2006: 180
  • Total Employed 2007: 260
  • Total Employed 2008: 280
  • Total Employed 2009: 340
  • Total Employed 2010: 210

Oregon vs National Acting Employment

Oregon vs National Acting Employment

  • Employed in Oregon: 0.727% (1030)

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1. Western Oregon University

345 North Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, OR 97361-1394
(503) 838-8000

Western Oregon University is in Monmouth, OR and it offers one acting program. WOU is a public 4-year institution. This liberal arts college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Oregon offering acting.

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2. Pacific University

2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(877) 722-8648

Pacific University is located in the suburbs of Forest Grove, Oregon and Pacific offers one program in acting. Overall, 3,363 students pursue degrees in 58 programs at this school. It is the eighth largest institution in the state of Oregon offering acting in terms of programs.

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3. Willamette University

900 State St
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 370-6300

Willamette University is located in the center of Salem and it offers one acting program. Overall, 2,851 students seek degrees in 58 Willamette University programs.

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4. The University of Portland

5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203-5798
(503) 943-7911

The University of Portland offers three programs in acting. Of those, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in acting and two master's level acting degrees. It is near the center of the city.

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5. Linfield College

900 SE Baker
McMinnville, OR 97128-6894
(503) 883-2200

Linfield College is in town of McMinnville, Oregon and this school offers one acting program. It is one of 10 liberal arts colleges in Oregon.

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6. Lewis & Clark College

0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219-7899
(503) 768-7000

Lewis & Clark College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Portland, OR and it offers one acting program. Overall, 3,584 students pursue degrees in 64 programs at this school. This school is the tenth largest institution in the state of Oregon offering acting.

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7. Portland Actors Conservatory

1436 SW Montgomery St
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 274-1717

Portland Actors Conservatory offers one program in acting and it is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown. 27 students pursue degrees in one Portland Actors Conservatory program, overall. It is the largest institution in the state of Oregon offering acting.

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8. Eastern Oregon University

One University Blvd
La Grande, OR 97850
(541) 962-3672

Eastern Oregon University offers one acting program and it is in La Grande, OR. This school is one of 26 public post-secondary institutions in Oregon. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks eighth in the state of Oregon.

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9. The University of Oregon

110 Johnson Hall
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 346-1000

The University of Oregon, which is near the center of the city, is located in Eugene, OR. The UO offers three programs in acting. More specifically, the UO offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in acting, one degree at the master's level in acting, and one doctorate level degree in acting. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Oregon offering programs in acting.

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10. Portland State University

724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 725-3511

Portland State University offers three acting programs. Out of those, this university offers students two bachelor's level degrees in acting and one acting degree at the master's level. This large university is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

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11. Oregon State University

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-0123

Oregon State University offers one acting program and OSU, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is located in Corvallis, OR. Overall, 23,753 students pursue degrees in 220 Oregon State programs. OSU is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Oregon offering acting programs.

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12. Treasure Valley Community College

650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
(541) 881-8822

Treasure Valley Community College is located in town of Ontario, Oregon and it offers one acting program. It is one of 18 community colleges in Oregon. It is the oldest institution in the state of Oregon offering programs in acting.

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13. George Fox University

414 N Meridian St
Newberg, OR 97132
(503) 538-8383

George Fox University is located in Newberg, OR and this school offers one acting program. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. George Fox is the fourth largest institution in the state of Oregon offering acting in terms of programs.

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14. Southern Oregon University

1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 552-7672

Southern Oregon University is in the suburbs of Ashland, Oregon. It offers three acting programs. Specifically, SOU offers two bachelor's level degrees in acting to students and one master's level degree in acting. This school is a public 4-year institution. SOU is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Oregon offering acting.