Career Opportunities 

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.

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Actor

Agent

Artistic Director

Best Boy

Box Office Manager

Casting Director

Choreographer

Costume Designer

Critic

Director

Dramaturg

Costume Draper

Dresser

Executive Director

Fight Choreographer

House Manager

Key Grip

Lighting Designer

Managing Director

Marketing and Publicity Manager

Playwright

Producer

Production Coordinator

Props Master

Scenic Designer

Screenwriter

Sound Engineer

Stage Manager

Technical Director

Voice Coach

Teaching

College Level

High School

Middle School

Elementary School

Teaching Artist in Schools

Creative Dramatics

Theatre Resource Person for District

Continuing Education Classes

 

Communication Fields

Commercials

Industrial Shows

Television

Technician Work

Audio Engineers

Multi-Media Sales Programs

Radio Broadcasting

 

 

Recreation

Community Theatre

Corporation Development

Park Districts

Recreation Organizations