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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Theatre?"

Why Major in Theatre?

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

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.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

ActorProduction Assistant
Advertising ManagerProperties Manager
Box Office ManagerPublicist
Broadcast TechnicianRadio Performer
Casting DirectorScenic Artist
Costume DesignerScreen Performer
Costume DresserSet Carpenter
Drama CoachSet Designer
Dramatic ArtistSet Painter
Executive DirectorSound Board Operator
Film ExtraSound Designer
House ManagerSpecial Effects Technician
Light Board OperatorStage Director
Lighting DesignerStage Manager
Makeup ArtistStage Performer
Managing DirectorTalent Agent
Marketing DirectorTalent Manager
PerformerTechnical Director
Personal ManagerTheatrical Agent
Press DirectorVoice-over Artist
ProducerWardrobe Supervisor

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Artslynx Resources
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Curtain Up
Enterainment Careers
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Theatre Communications Group
Theater Jobs
Theater Mania
Worlds of Fun

Affiliated Organizations

Actors Equity Association
American Alliance for Theater and Education
American Association of Community Theatre
American Dance Guild
Broadway League
Costume Society of America
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Players (UCM)
Screen Actors Guild
Directors and Choreographers Society
Stage Managers Association
Theta Alpha Phi (UCM)
United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Four-Year Academic Plan

Theatre: B.A. Degree
Theatre; Technical Option: B.F.A. Degree
Theatre; Performance Option: B.F.A. Degree 
Theatre: Musical Theatre: B.F.A. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator