"What Can I Do With a Major in...Theatre?"
Why Major in Theatre?
The graduate with a Bachelor degree in Theatre will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Communicate and collaborate effectively in the interactive and creative process of theatre.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the historical, cultural, and stylistic dimensions of drama and theatre.
- Utilize critical thinking skills in order to analyze and interpret a script for the purpose of developing a concept and systematic plan for the production of a play.
- Form, communicate, and defend value judgments about quality and aesthetics in works of theatre.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in the areas of acting and directing in order to create and present theatrical performances.
- Demonstrate a basic proficiency in the areas of theatre design and technology in order to create and present theatrical productions.
- Technical direct and direct one-act plays for public performance and successfully fulfill significant production assignments in the department's mainstage and/or children's theatre series.
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|Box Office Manager||Publicist|
|Broadcast Technician||Radio Performer|
|Casting Director||Scenic Artist|
|Costume Designer||Screen Performer|
|Costume Dresser||Set Carpenter|
|Drama Coach||Set Designer|
|Dramatic Artist||Set Painter|
|Executive Director||Sound Board Operator|
|Film Extra||Sound Designer|
|House Manager||Special Effects Technician|
|Light Board Operator||Stage Director|
|Lighting Designer||Stage Manager|
|Makeup Artist||Stage Performer|
|Managing Director||Talent Agent|
|Marketing Director||Talent Manager|
|Personal Manager||Theatrical Agent|
|Press Director||Voice-over Artist|
Related Job Listings/Job Search Website
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Theatre Communications Group
Worlds of Fun
Actors Equity Association
American Alliance for Theater and Education
American Association of Community Theatre
American Dance Guild
Costume Society of America
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Screen Actors Guild
Directors and Choreographers Society
Stage Managers Association
Theta Alpha Phi (UCM)
United States Institute for Theatre Technology
Four-Year Academic Plan
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