Careers in Speech and Theatre Arts/Theatre
Bachelor of Arts Degree or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in
Within the College of Fine and Performing Arts

The BA is usually for students wanting to go on to graduate school.
The BFA in Theatre is for students who want to pursue the profssional route- repertory companies, etc.

What jobs are available?

Film acting, Theatre, Television, Musical Theatre, Teaching, Public relations, Consulting, Marketing/ promotion, Sales, Management, Writing/editing, Buying, Consulting, Negotiator/mediator, Media analysis/planning, Creative directing, Audience analysis, Public opinion research, Script writing, Publishing, Research, Public information, Elected official, Staff recruitment.

Who employs speech and Theatre Arts Majors?

  • Film companies, television, and radio
  • Resident and repertory companies
  • Amusement parks and resorts
  • Community and little theatre groups
  • Conventions, festivals, and pageants
  • Travel and hospitality firms
  • Self-employment
  • Music industry
  • Art galleries
  • Private and public schools
Good skills or traits for speech and Theatre Arts Majors:
  • Must have talent.
  • Natural determination and ability to overcome rejection is helpful.
  • Skilled in observation and listening and paying close attention to details.
  • Develop strong written as well as verbal skills.
  • Explore specialization within major and professional field.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
  • Do an internship, co-op, or volunteer experience.
  • Maintain an up-to-date portfolio.
  • Volunteer to work backstage as an extra or assistant. Take part in campus productions.
  • Join professional organization such as Actors Equity, consider getting an agent.

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