In addition to a variety of jobs outside the arts field for which a degree in Theatre or Dance will prepare students, below are some of the specific positions that theatre and dance students have pursued.
Acting Coach. Actor. Artistic Director. Arts Management. Audience Relations Specialist. Booking Agent. Box Office Manager. Casting Director. College Professor. Community Performance Coordinator. Company Manager. Costume Designer. Director. Dramaturg. Education Director. Electrician. Facilitator of Applied Theatre. Development Director. Grant Writer. Hair/Wig Stylist. Lighting Designer. Makeup Artist. Marketing Director. Outreach Coordinator. Personal Manager. Playwright. Press Agent. Producer. Property Designer. Publicist. Scenic. Artist. Scenic Designer. Scenic Construction. Sound Design. Special Effects Technician. Stage Manager. Theatre Teacher. Voice-over Artist
Dancer. Dance Therapist. Artistic Director. Arts Management. Ballet Mistress. Booking Agent. Choreographer. College Professor. Community Dance worker. Composer/Musician. Costume Designer. Dance Notator. Dance Instructor. Education Director. Wellness and Fitness Instructor. Somatics Practioner. Dance Science. Private Studio Owner, Dance Educator. Electrician. Development Director. Grant Writer. Hair/Wig Stylist. Leisure and Recreation Instructor. Lighting Designer/Director. Make-up Artist. Personnel Manager. Pilates/Body Conditioning Instructor. Press Agent. Production Manager. Public Relations Manager. Rehearsal Director. Scenic Design. Scenic Construction. Sound Design. Stage Manager
When students earn a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, not only have they learned about an area in which they are passionate–their major–but they have also developed skills in a variety of areas that qualify them for jobs both related and unrelated to their major. Thus earning a BA or BFA in Theatre or Dance puts students on the path to a position in the arts field and also helps make them a desirable candidate for any position that requires proficiency in: