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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







Dance Instructor

Fashion Model



Music Director

Orchestra Conductor


Public Relations Specialist


Set Designer


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

American Association of Community Theatre

The Broadway League

Educational Theatre Association

Episcopal Actors' Guild

National Association of Schools of Theatre

Performing Arts Career Guide

Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists


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 opportunities 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 College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

ESF, Inc. - Art Specialist

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

Mohegan Sun Casino - Lighting Designer