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
Public Relations Specialist
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
American Association of Community Theatre
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
The Broadway League
Educational Theatre Association
Episcopal Actors' Guild
National Association of Schools of Theatre
Performing Arts Career Guide
Performing Arts Schools
Screen Actors Guild
The Shakespeare Theatre
Stage Managers’ Association
Theatre Communications Group
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