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Schools Offering Acting Programs in Tennessee


Around 0.2% of Tennessee's graduates graduate from acting degree programs every year. That means an estimated 235 actors graduate from Tennessee's 24 acting schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a acting program is Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University, which was ranked 11th in the country in 2010, is located in Nashville. In 2010, Vanderbilt University graduated 1 students from its acting program. Tuition at Vanderbilt University was $39,930 per year.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee with a acting program is Rhodes College, which is located in Memphis. In 2010, it was ranked 26th nationwide. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Rhodes College acting program. Rhodes College charged in-state students $34,580 in tuition fees per year.

Sewanee-The University of the South, which was ranked 26th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a acting program. It is located in Sewanee. In 2010, Sewanee-The University of the South graduated 3 students from its acting programs. Sewanee-The University of the South charged in-state students $35,862 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Tennessee's acting schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $17,884 per year, though tuition can range from $39,930 per year to $3,290 per year. In 2010, the acting schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Tennessee were:

  1. Vanderbilt University - located in Nashville, students are charged $39,930 per year
  2. Sewanee-The University of the South - located in Sewanee, students are charged $35,862 per year
  3. Rhodes College - located in Memphis, students are charged $34,580 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Tennessee acting schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Chattanooga State Community College - located in Chattanooga, students are charged $3,290 per year
  2. Tennessee State University - located in Nashville, students are charged $5,704 per year
  3. East Tennessee State University - located in Johnson City, students are charged $5,823 per year

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

A large number of Tennessee acting graduates become actors. Tennessee had 240 actors in 2010. The Tennessee counties with the largest populations of actors are:

  1. Bledsoe County - 80 actors

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of actors in Tennessee will grow by 18%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 330 actors working in Tennessee.

Salary

An actor in Tennessee makes an average of $0 per year.

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Tennessee 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 Tennessee
  • Master's Degree in Acting in Tennessee
  • Certificate in Acting in Tennessee

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,885 miles from location The University of Tennessee Knoxville TN 37.7035 42% 29,934
6,021 miles from location Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro TN 31.4044 54% 25,188
6,221 miles from location University of Memphis Memphis TN 60.1414 55% 21,424
5,800 miles from location East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN 27.8697 51% 14,421
6,046 miles from location Vanderbilt University Nashville TN 89.4282 41% 12,506
5,959 miles from location The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga TN 26.5907 42% 10,526
5,956 miles from location Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga TN 8.14202 n/a 9,431
6,048 miles from location Tennessee State University Nashville TN 25.6895 43% 8,824
6,046 miles from location Belmont University Nashville TN 32.452 40% 5,424
5,935 miles from location Lee University Cleveland TN 27.2407 73% 4,262
6,161 miles from location Union University Jackson TN 31.802 42% 3,916
6,046 miles from location Lipscomb University Nashville TN 29.1907 34% 3,413
6,044 miles from location Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville TN 24.3487 42% 2,476
5,862 miles from location Carson-Newman College Jefferson City TN 26.138 23% 2,150
6,148 miles from location Freed-Hardeman University Henderson TN 29.4285 64% 2,027
5,790 miles from location King College Bristol TN 25.809 36% 1,804
6,224 miles from location Rhodes College Memphis TN 73.7165 20% 1,673
5,994 miles from location Sewanee-The University of the South Sewanee TN 73.5956 24% 1,543
6,018 miles from location Cumberland University Lebanon TN 50.551 52% 1,355
5,944 miles from location Bryan College Dayton TN 61.2373 54% 1,148
5,886 miles from location Maryville College Maryville TN 59.7129 27% 1,102
6,159 miles from location Lambuth University Jackson TN 21.2477 43% 654
6,047 miles from location Fisk University Nashville TN 25.7742 15% 650
5,908 miles from location Hiwassee College Madisonville TN 42.181 40% 138
 

Curious what studying Acting gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Producers and Directors + 1,090 $79,470 1.9%
2
Actors + 240 n/a
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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