Undergraduate: Theatre

What Can You Do With An Undergraduate Degree in Theatre?

Information and Options for Theatre


Theatre Related Skills

  • Oral communication
  • Effective presentation
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Memorization
  • Critical thinking
  • Writing for stage, television, or film
  • Active listening
  • Reading comprehension
  • Time management
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Complex problem solving
  • Negotiation
  • Active Learning
  • Persuasion
  • Performance under pressure
  • Self-discipline

Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Advertising and Promotions Specialist
  • Art Director
  • Actor/Actress
  • Producer
  • Talent Agent/Scout
  • Technical Director/Manager
  • Radio and Television Announcer
  • Editor
  • Copy Writer
  • Film and Video Editor
  • Dramaturg
  • Set and Exhibit Designer
  • Sound/Lighting Engineer
  • Rigger
  • Box Office Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Fundraiser
  • House Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Production Assistant
  • Publicist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Talent Manager
  • Theatrical Press Agent
  • Historian
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Director of Photography
  • Drama Instructor
  • Drama/Speech Coach
  • Vocal Coach
  • Counselor
  • Drama Therapist
  • Movement Instructor
  • Dance Teacher
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Educational Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Choreographer/Dance Instructor
  • Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Costume Designer
  • Hairstylist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Property Designer
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Electrician
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Musician
  • Film Editor
  • Critic
  • Technical Writer
  • Playwright
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Woodworker
  • Camera Operator
  • Journalist
  • Interviewer
  • Extra
  • Voiceover Artist
  • Circus Performer
  • Stunt person
  • Model
  • Composer
  • Comedian
  • Dancer
  • Film and TV Crew
  • Magician
  • Singer

Employers of Theatre Majors

  • Community Organizations
  • Cultural Education Institutions
  • Fundraising Firms
  • Television/Radio/Film
  • Production Companies
  • Colleges, Universities, Schools
  • Theaters
  • Touring Companies
  • Consulting Agencies
  • Arts Councils
  • Libraries
  • Performing Arts Organizations
  • Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Cruise Lines
  • Film Companies
  • Entertainment Law Firms

Job Posting Sites

  • ArtJobs is an aggregate job-posting site for theatre-related job listings
  • Backstage offers Auditions & Casting Calls, Talent Seeking, Advice & Tips
  • Playbill is Broadway’s #1 job site, listing theatre employment opportunities
  • OffStageJobs offers job postings for off-stage and behind the scenes work
  • National Academy of Television Arts is a television and advanced media job database
  • Talent Zoo posts jobs in advertising, marketing, new media and digital industries
  • UIS CareerConnect is the UIS Career Development Center’s job posting site

Career Planning Links


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