Acting in Georgia

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Schools Offering Acting Programs in Georgia

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Georgia receive acting degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 246 actors graduate from Georgia's 26 acting schools.

Top Schools

Emory University, which is located in Atlanta, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a acting program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 15 students graduated with a degree in acting from Emory University in 2010. Tuition at Emory University was $39,158 per year.

University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a acting program. It is located in Athens. In 2010, 41 students graduated from University of Georgia acting program. Students at University of Georgia paid $8,736 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a acting program is Mercer University, which is located in Macon. In 2010, it was ranked 34th nationwide. Tuition at Mercer University was $30,560 per year.


Acting schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $16,996 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,158 per year, or as little as $4,454 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Georgia acting schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Agnes Scott College - located in Decatur, students are charged $31,283 per year
  3. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year

The acting schools in Georgia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Georgia Southwestern State University - located in Americus, students are charged $4,454 per year
  2. Armstrong Atlantic State University - located in Savannah, students are charged $4,510 per year
  3. Clayton State University - located in Morrow, students are charged $4,566 per year

An acting degree from a Georgia school... what next?

A large number of Georgia acting graduates become actors. If you decide to work as an actor in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 680 Georgia actors as of 2010. The Georgia counties with the largest populations of actors are:

  1. Barrow County - 260 actors

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of actors in the state of Georgia will grow to 1,760. This would require a 52% growth in the profession.


On average, an actor earns a salary of $0 per year in Georgia state.

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in acting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as art or acting.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Acting in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Acting in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,915 miles from location Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 60.8852 56% 22,389
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,899 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
5,943 miles from location University of West Georgia Carrollton GA 56.8754 57% 11,500
5,703 miles from location Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah GA 31.5137 31% 9,906
5,930 miles from location Columbus State University Columbus GA 24.244 61% 8,178
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,707 miles from location Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah GA 55.7086 61% 7,538
5,833 miles from location Georgia College & State University Milledgeville GA 63.1655 48% 6,633
0 miles from location Clayton State University Morrow GA 21.8026 53% 6,587
5,904 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
5,887 miles from location Georgia Southwestern State University Americus GA 23.3063 52% 2,903
5,858 miles from location Piedmont College Demorest GA 22.0766 30% 2,811
5,872 miles from location Brenau University Gainesville GA 54.8741 12% 2,760
5,904 miles from location Morehouse College Atlanta GA 61.0705 41% 2,689
5,904 miles from location Spelman College Atlanta GA 35.9892 26% 2,229
5,950 miles from location Berry College Mount Berry GA 63.3969 35% 1,922
5,963 miles from location Covenant College Lookout Mountain GA 62.8149 42% 1,367
5,950 miles from location Shorter University Rome GA 57.4714 31% 1,205
5,899 miles from location Oglethorpe University Atlanta GA 61.04 11% 1,100
5,938 miles from location LaGrange College Lagrange GA 24.6088 26% 1,027
5,763 miles from location Paine College Augusta GA 40.8694 21% 907
5,897 miles from location Agnes Scott College Decatur GA 30.6491 26% 868
5,860 miles from location Wesleyan College Macon GA 56.1354 38% 685
5,919 miles from location Andrew College Cuthbert GA 14.991 41% 229

Curious what studying Acting gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Producers and Directors + 1,960 $71,710 48.5%
Actors + 680 n/a

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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