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Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about Theatre Arts at the University of Iowa (As of 08.2019)

Undergraduate Students

178 students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Arts

  • 131 theatre arts majors obtaining a second major, minor, or certificate
  • 110 theatre arts double majors (in 37 different programs)

           Top Five Double Majors:
           Cinema
           English & Creative Writing
           Psychology
           Music
           Art

  • 26 theatre arts majors pursuing a minor (in 14 different programs)
  • 27 theatre arts majors pursuing a certificate (in 8 different programs)
  • 60 students pursuing the Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship
  • 22 students pursing a Certificate in Public Digital Arts

65 undergraduate theatre minors
Over 309 non-majors participating in theatre classes

Graduate Students

40 students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre Arts

10 Actors
4   Directors
8   Designers
3   Dramaturgs
11  Playwrights
4   Stage Managers

40 Teaching and Research Assistants

Faculty & Staff

23 faculty members
12 administrative and production staff

August 2019 Auditions

92 auditioned
28% were freshmen
74 actors were cast

1%   Asian/Asian American
1%   Biracial
13% Black/African American
4%   Hispanic/Latino
1%   Native American
73% White/Caucasian
7%   Did not report
Note: People who identified as multiple ethnicities were counted in both categories.