Professional Connections: Careers for Theatre Majors

Performing and Directing

  • Broadway and Off Broadway
  • Regional Theatre
  • National and International Tours
  • Animation
  • Stand-Up, Magic, Cabaret, etc.
  • Video Games
  • Film (Theatrical Features, Industrials, etc.)
  • Theme Parks
  • Television (Broadcast, Cable, Premium, PPV)
  • Web Series
  • Educational Institutions (Museums, etc.)
  • Industrial Shows
  • Radio/Podcasting
  • Circus
  • Advertising (Commercials, Print, etc.)
  • Stage Combat
  • Hosting (Talk Shows, Reality Shows, etc.)
  • Audiobooks

Performing Arts Design (Theatre/Opera, Dance, Music, Theme Parks/Restaurants/Fairs, Industrial Shows, Churches, Weddings, Special Events, Circus, Variety Entertainment)

  • Costumes
  • Makeup and Hair/Wigs
  • Scenery
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Props
  • Theatre Consulting
  • Projections

Performing Arts Technology (Theatre/Opera, Dance, Music, Presenting Venues, Theme Parks/Restaurants/Fairs, Industrial Shows, Churches, Weddings, Events, Circus, Variety)

  • Production Management
  • Costumes
  • Scenery
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Makeup and Hair/Wigs
  • Props
  • Projections

Talent/Casting (Stage, Screen, Advertising, etc.)

  • Agent/Manager
  • Career Coach
  • Casting Director

Arts Administration (Theatre, Dance, Music/Opera, Presenting Organizations, Educational Institutions, Government Agencies, Service Organizations, Theme Parks/Restaurants/Fairs, Foundations, Corporate Philanthropy)

  • Development (Fundraising, Granting, etc.)
  • Box Office/Sales
  • General/Business Management
  • House Management
  • Marketing/Publicity/Public Relations
  • Facilities Management
  • Booking Agencies
  • Arts Advocacy

Stage Management/Production Assistance

  • Theatre/Opera
  • Web Series
  • Dance
  • Industrial Shows
  • Theme Parks/Restaurants/Fairs
  • Circus
  • Film
  • Presenting Venues
  • Television
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Educational and Service Organizations
  • Stand-Up, Magic, etc.

Production Design (Art Direction) and Sound Design

  • Film (theatrical features, industrials, etc.)
  • Web Series
  • Television (broadcast, cable, premium, PPV)
  • Animation
  • Advertising (Commercials, Print, etc.)
  • Video Games

Costume and Makeup/Hair/Wig Design

  • Film (theatrical features, industrials, etc.)
  • Web Series
  • Television (broadcast, cable, premium, PPV)
  • Retail Display
  • Advertising (Commercials, Print, etc.)

Dramaturgy/Script Development (Professional Theatre, Film, etc.)

Teaching

  • College/University
  • High School/Middle School
  • Elementary School/Early Childhood (Creative Dramatics)
  • Other Educational Institutions (Museums, etc.)
  • Professional Theatre (Teaching Artist, Educational Outreach, etc.)
  • Private Instruction/Coaching
  • Coaching/Consulting for Presentations/Public Speaking (Corporate, etc.)

Equipment and Materials for Stage and Screen

  • Research/Development/Design
  • Marketing
  • General/Business Management
  • Sales/Rentals
  • Publicity/Public Relations
  • Service

Writing

  • Plays
  • Teleplays
  • Screenplays
  • Web Series
  • Industrial/Educational Shows and Films
  • Video Games
  • Research/Scholarship
  • Arts Journalism
  • Advertising (Commercials, etc.)
  • Cabaret
  • Stage, Screen and Literary Criticism
  • Stand-Up, Magic, etc.

Commercial/Educational Design

  • Point-of-Sale
  • Trade Shows
  • Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

Non-Performance Lighting

  • Architectural
  • Special Events
  • Display/Exhibition (Retail, Museums, etc.)

Helping Professions

  • Drama Therapy
  • Medical Clowning

Event Planning

Corporate Communications

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