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Theatre


What Can I Do With A Major In Theatre?

Primarily done in front of live audiences, theatre is a major form of human expression, taking place in the present, but connecting us to other times and places. Theatre is a creative art in which true excellence can only be achieved through total mastery of the mind, body and technical craft. Through characterization, design, and technology, theatre majors provide a window into the human condition. Theatre is a shared experience between the audience and the performers, both visual and aural. The study of theatre embraces a broad range of skills including acting, directing, design, and construction. Theatre is a dynamic art form, constantly changing to include current issues and new media.

Theatre majors at CCSU have the opportunity to participate in four main-stage campus productions a year (three main-stage and one musical produced in conjunction with the Student Government Association), and between five and twenty second-stage productions. Design students work in lighting, sound, costumes or scenery for main-stage productions, in a variety of performance spaces.

Visit CCSU’s Theatre Department webpage here.


Sample of Related Occupations

Actor/Actress

Choreographer

Comedian

Composer

Costumer

Dancer

Dance Instructor

Fashion Model

Magician

Musician

Music Director

Orchestra Conductor

Producer

Public Relations Specialist

Puppeteer

Set Designer

Singer

Stage Director

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.


Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

Actors Equity Association

Actor Source

American Association of Community Theatre

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Arts Opportunities

Backstage Jobs

The Broadway League

Educational Theatre Association

Episcopal Actors' Guild

National Association of Schools of Theatre

Performing Arts Career Guide

Performing Arts Schools

Playbill.com

PropPeople

Screen Actors Guild

The Shakespeare Theatre

Showbiz Jobs.com

Stage Managers’ Association

Theatre Communications Group

Theatre Jobs.com


Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Theatre majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for theatre majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the CACE website here.

ESF, Inc. - Art Specialist

Goodspeed Musicals - Stage Carpenter, Production Assistant, Wardrobe Master, Scenic Carpenter

HartBeat Ensemble - Stage Manager, Stage Hand: Electrician, Stage Hand: Carpenter

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Berskshire Cultural Resource Center - Berkshire Hills Internship Program

Mohegan Sun Casino - Lighting Designer

Naugatuck Valley Community College - Theatre Instructor

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