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Theatre Arts

Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of occupations associated with this major. Refer to other WebLink pages for additional occupations, job descriptions and job search sites.


Sample Occupations

  • Acting Coach
  • Actress/Actor
  • Artist’s Manager
  • Arts Fundraiser
  • Arts Marketing Director
  • Arts Promotion and Publicity
  • Assistant Director
  • Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Assistant Props Master
  • Assistant Sound Designer
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Assistant Technical Director
  • Box Office Manager
  • Casting Directors
  • Choreographer
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Designer/Assistants
  • Costume Shop
  • Costume Shop Supervisor/Assistants
  • Dance Instructor
  • Dance Therapist
  • Dramaturg
  • Draper/Cutter
  • Film and Television Set Designers
  • Film Editors
  • Front of House Supervisors
  • Hair Designer
  • House Management
  • House Managers/Ushers
  • Institutional Activities Coordinator
  • Lighting Board Operator
  • Lighting Designer
  • Makeup Designer
  • Master Carpenter
  • Master Electrician
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Playwright
  • Press Agent
  • Producer
  • Properties Builder
  • Props Master
  • Riggers
  • Sales and Public Relations
  • Scenery Construction
  • Scenery Designers
  • Scenery Stage Workers
  • Scenic Artist/Painter
  • Sound Board Operator
  • Sound Board Operator
  • Sound Designer
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Stage Hands
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Theatre or Film Director
  • Theatre/Drama Teacher
  • Tour Managers

Additional Occupations


Examples of Employers

  • Acting Schools
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Amusement Parks
  • Ballet Companies
  • Commercial Networks
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Corporate Communication Departments
  • Cruise Ships
  • Dance Companies
  • Dinner Theatres
  • Film Companies
  • Gymnastic Studios
  • Motion Picture Studios
  • Playhouses
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Theatre Companies
  • Theatres
  • TV Companies
  • TV Production Companies

Occupational & Professional  Information


Theatre-Related Job Sites


Government Sites

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NIU School of Theatre and Dance


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