A career in the arts – is there such a thing? Yes! We believe graduating students have the skills to work in over fifty entertainment-related positions. The department strongly encourages students to pursue internships during their college career to prepare them for the industry and to establish strong networking connections. We also focus on developing well-rounded artists who can work in a variety of positions.
In addition to the fields listed below, there are other less obvious applications of the theatre degree. There has been a growing trend by many graduate programs to encourage undergraduates to get a degree in something that is not directly related to their particular area. Law schools, medical schools and the like are beginning to understand how powerfully the following skills, all integral to theatre training, can equip one for “real life:” working within a deadline, collaborative effort, stamina, conceptual skills, analytical thinking, fiscal responsibility, creativity, communication skills, management skills, organizational ability, making an idea become tangible, creative research, taking direction, problem-solving and the confidence to embrace new ideas.