Students of this art form will engage themselves and their audience within an elusive time, place or emotion. Proficiency will be achieved in many skills including acting, stage and costume design, directing, producing and writing. Based on their interests, students can chose to develop certain skills to follow a certain career path. Theatre embraces the understanding of many academic disciplines and responds to the culture and topics of the day through human expression. Students choosing this major may also choose careers such as advertising, film, television, education and many others thanks to the high transferability of the skills needed to succeed in theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Imagination and creativity Strong communication skills Flexibility
Basic reading, writing and editing skills Attention to detail Interpersonal skills
Appreciation of aesthetics Interpretive skills Good work ethic
Adaptability Presentation Public speaking skills

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Acting Coach Costumer Media Planner
Actor Critic Media Salesperson
Actress Customer Service Manager Mediator
Admissions Director Development/Fund Raiser Mime
Advertising/Marketing Agent Director Model
Amusement Park Entertainer Drama Coach Movie Theater Manager
Animal-Talent Coordinator Equipment Operator Narrator
Announcer Facilities Manager Negotiator/Mediator
Art Director Foreign Correspondent Paralegal
Booking Manager Health Educator Playwright
Broadcast Journalist Human Resource Specialist Producer
Business Manager Impersonator Program Assistant
Buyer Instructor, Theater Arts Prop Manager
Casting Director Labor Relations Specialist Public Affairs Officer
Communication Technology Lighting Designer Public Relations Specialist
Community Affairs Officer Ligthing Operator Puppeteer
Copy Writer Lobbyist Radio/TV Announcer
Costume Designer Magician Recruiter
Exhibit/Display Designer Make-up Artist Sales Representative
Sound Designer Faux Painter Scene Painter
Script Coach Rigger Teacher
Script Manager Student Affairs Specialist Theater Manager
Special Events Coordinator Stunt Coordinator Ticket Sales Coordinator
Stage Manager Stunt-person Tour Guide
Stand-In Talent Manager Tourism Director
Video Store Manager Talent Scout Writer or Editor
Draftsman Set Designer

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Broadway Theaters Community Theaters Design Studios
Dinner Theaters Musical Theaters Orchestras
Recording Studios Showcase Comedy Clubs Television and Motion Pictures
Opera Companies

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Ballroom of FAU
  • Cliché Literary and Arts Journal

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Career Opportunities in Theater
  • Careers for Culture Lovers
  • Everything Alternative Careers
  • Getting into Video: A Career Guide
  • Hollywood Creative Directory
  • Jobs in Arts and Media Management
  • Opportunities in Arts and Crafts Careers
  • Opportunities in Film Careers
  • Opportunities in Performing Arts Careers
  • Professional Careers Sourcebook
  • Creative and Unconventional People
  • The Show Business Handbook
  • Your Film Acting Career
  • Career Resources for People in the Arts

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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