Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy

3 Reasons a Theater Degree is Important
April 3, 2013, 9:57 pm
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Harvey Young, a professor at Northwestern University, makes a cogent argument about the value of a theatre degree in a article. Thank you, Harvey!


Every year, a magazine or newspaper identifies what it considers to be the most and least valuable college degrees. The determination of value is typically done by imagining a particular career path for majors and then investigating its expected earning potential. To put it simply, such rankings attempt to tell readers which college degree will lead to the job that will pay the most. According to “Forbes,” bioengineering is the major that is most “worth it.” Child and Family Services, the lowest ranked according to a listing cited by the magazine, apparently isn’t. Neither is theater…


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