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Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Theatre Arts

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Theatre from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Actors
Producers and Directors
Dancers and Choreographers

Other Job Titles:
Box Office Manager
Carpenter
Costume Designer
Costume Shop Manager
Draper
Electrician
House Electrician
House Manager
Lighting Designer
Master Carpenter
Master Electrician
Pattern Maker
Production Manager
Projection Designer
Properties Artisan
Properties Master (supervisor)
Publicity Designer
Publicity Manager
Set Designer
Shop Carpenter
Shop Foreman
Sound Designer
Stagehand
Stage manager
Stitcher
Technical Director

Additional Resources - Careers in Theatre

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Vault Guide to Media, Entertainment, & Journalism Careers
  • Career Launcher: Film
  • Career Launcher: Performing Arts
  • Career Launcher: Television

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

TU Theatre Department Internship Coordinator: Jay Herzog

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes

The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

 

 

The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459
E-mail: careercenter@towson.edu



Department of Theatre Arts

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

Related Student Groups



Related resources: theatre arts book cover


Learn more about careers in theatre arts by visiting the career resource library.



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