What are some possible career paths for a Theatre/Acting major?

What are some possible career paths for a Theatre/Acting major?
2018-06-26T17:20:11Z 7

Former Analyst at Riskonnect

3 months ago
Regarding Ronalds original comment on being a feature, you don't need a degree for that, I was a Click model and JPervis Talent model and wasn't even enrolled. If it is not a STEM degree a college degree is not needed and those who require it are snobs and you wouldn't want to work for those types anyway.

Service Learning Coordinator at St. Ambrose University

4 months ago
This link has some great job resources for Theatre majors.

Former Employee at IATSE

6 months ago
I think the real question should be, "What can't you do with a theatre degree?"
The answer is very little. My theatre training has prepared me for every challenge I have even undertaken. Business is reading people and situations. Meisner. Any team would benefit from a stage manager to keep them on target. Project Management. Any team would benefit from the creative perspective of someone familiar with good timing, in a space, under the pressure of high stakes deadlines with no budget. Event Management. HR is helping people find a neutral space and pursue objectives. Wardrobe is personal optics. It never ends. So many career parallels, if we just take the time to find them.

Former Arts Commissioner at City of McKinney

10 months ago
You could look at business end roles within the theatre. Every production needs an executive producer, marketing team, house manager, stage manager, director, and so on. You could also, as Keenan said, teach theatre in the school system.

Masters, MED in Instructional Practice

about 1 year ago
You could teach theatre in schools the M.Ed program at Lipscomb is pretty good.

Former Principle Dancer at NBCUniversal

about 3 years ago
Possible career paths for a Theatre/Acting major are several in approach, my role was that of a “Feature” meaning I was showcased with or without lines. In the network television Drama ‘Smash’ I was in the ensemble of the musical being created that was the focus of NYC theatre. But once I received the ‘feature’ status, room for growth became very possible. I was always in contact with directors and ’stars’ on the set was always asked back for other episodes as the result of my hard work. For a hopeful actor this is advantageous because it can easily lead to a ’Screen test.” My work with NBC led me to Cinemax, and Warner Bros productions before returning to Chicago to finish my undergraduate degree.

Former Graduate Assistantship - Voice Teacher at Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University

over 1 year ago
Wow! That's impressive! Thank you for sharing! Also, I loooooved the show "Smash". I watched it at that time from Buenos Aires, Argentina before moving to the USA for my masters.
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