Career Opportunities

Theatre arts date back more than 2,500 years to the city-state of Athens in ancient Greece.

Modern theatre in the English-speaking world is exemplified by Broadway, which features 40 professional theatres with 500 seats or more. Dozens and dozens of theatre companies across the U.S. produce plays of all kinds, including dramas, tragedies, musicals, comedies, and improv.

Theatre majors obtain a remarkable range of communication, organizational, people, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills that apply to numerous careers beyond the performing arts.

Some occupations you could consider are attorney, program officer, researcher, policy analyst, advocate, and social services professional.

Employment Information

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Potential Job Titles

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Dramaturge
  • Playwright
  • Scenic designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Costume designer
  • Sound designer
  • Property master
  • Production manager
  • Technical director
  • Choreographer
  • Makeup designer
  • Charge artist
  • Scenic artist
  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Wardrobe supervisor
  • Publicist
  • Stage manager
  • Stagehands
  • Artistic director
  • Costume director
  • Marketing director
  • House manager
  • Ticketing agent
  • Grip

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