A Career in Theater

A career in the theater, either onstage or behind the curtain, takes patience, dedication and luck! Theater students learn and develop effective communcation and teamwork skills which are valued by many types of employers and transferable from one field to another. Related careers can be found in advertising and marketing, education and the media.

Some potential career choices are:

  • Actor
  • Arts Fundraiser
  • Director
  • Public Speaking Coach
  • Reviewer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Set Designer
  • Storyteller
  • Teacher

On the Web

These websites provide additional information on careers for individuals interested in pursuing a degree in theater:

American Association of Community Theatre
Job Listings and Internships for Entertainment Careers
National Association of Broadcasters
Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Last Update: February 21 2012
For additional information, contact: Brenda St. Peter