Theatre Arts Resources
What to do with this major...
|Arts Administration||Educator Events Planner||Scenic Designer|
|Advertising/Marketing Agent||Fundraising and Development||Scenic Artist|
|Box Office Manager||Make-up Designer||Script Writer|
|Camera Operation||Hair/Wig Designer||Set Construction|
|Community Liaison||Mime||Special Effects|
|Costume Designer||Playwright||Stage Manager|
|Dance Instructor||Public Speaker||Theatrical Researcher|
Personal Characteristics to be Successful
|Analytical||Enjoy entertaining others||Possess good health and stamina|
|Assertive||Expressive||Possess interpersonal communication skills|
|Attention to detail||Flexible||Proficient in memorization|
|Competitive||Good listening skills||Showmanship|
|Dedicated||Intellectual capacity to perform||Uninhibited|
|Determined||Passion for performing||Tolerant|
Analyze and interpret emotions and motives of others
Concentrate and practice for intense periods of time
Develop a good work ethic
Exhibit public speaking skills
Maintain physical appearance
Read, write, and edit
Sing, dance, skate, juggle, and mime
Work effectively with others
Work under pressure
ArtSearch: The essential source for careers in the arts.
ArtJob Online: View art job postings or browse links to state arts agencies, and career resources.
Chronicle of Higher Education: Opportunity to view many higher education positions. Prior week's issues can be viewed for free. Must be a member to view the current week's issue.
K-12jobs.com: Current K-12 job positions available at public, private, vocational, and
technical schools throughout the U.S.
Art and Graphic Design
Printjobs: Allows printing and graphic arts professionals to submit a profile and resume and search for jobs.
Animation World Network Career Connections: Online job fair for the animation industry that includes job postings, free resume postings, advice from the "Career Coach" and career-related articles from AWN Publications.
The Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts: Internships in performing arts management are available to undergrads, graduate students, and recent graduates. Fellowships are also available.
Performing Arts Career Guide: Explore careers in the Performing Arts with the following links to job descriptions, which include information such as daily activities, skill requirements, salary and training required. To learn more about Performing Arts, follow the related links below the career descriptions section.
Berkley Career Center: Berkley University's career center page displays career possibilities in the arts and provides helpful links to further researching these careers.
Artlynx International Art Resources: Artslynx is designed as a portal to the best information on the arts available on the web. It's curated link libraries and extensive original material are specifically optimized for researchers, scholars, educators, students, and professionals working in the arts.
Arizona State University - MFA in Creative Writing with a Playwriting Emphasis; Directing; Performance; Theatre with a Concentration in Integrated Digital Media; and Performance Design; MA in Theatre; PhD in Theatre and Performance of the Americas; MFA or PhD in Theatre for Youth;
Boston University - MFA in Directing; Theatre Education; and Design and Production
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) - MFA in Acting; Design and Production; Directing; and in Playwriting; MA or PhD in Theatre
University of Cincinnati - MFA in Directing; and in Theatre Design and Production
University of Connecticut - MFA in Acting; Costume Design; Lighting Design; Scenic Design; Technical Direction; MA or MFA in Puppetry
Eastern Michigan University - MA in Arts Management; MA in Theatre Arts; MA or MFA in Drama/Theatre for the Young
Florida State University - MFA in Acting; Costume Design; Directing; Lighting Design; Scenic Design; Technical Production; MA/MS in Theatre Education; Theatre Management; and MA or PhD in Theatre
University of Hawaii at Manoa - MFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Youth Theatre; MA or PhD in Theatre
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne - MFA in Acting; Design, Technology, and Management; MA or PhD in Theatre Research
University of Minnesota at Twin Cities - MFA in Directing; Design/Technology; MA or PhD in Theatre
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - MFA in Acting; Directing; Theatre Design; Masters of Education in Theatre Education; and Theatre for Youth
North Carolina School of the Arts - MFA in Design and Production
Northwestern University - MFA in Directing; Stage Design; Theatre; Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama
Rutgers University - The Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) integrates the arts and new technologies in a program which includes the academic study of art, design, art history, music, television, theatre arts and journalism.
University of Tennessee at Knoxville - MFA in Design; and Performance
University of Texas at Austin - MFA in Acting; Directing; Drama and Theatre for Youth; Playwriting; Theatrical Design; and Theatre Technology; MA or PhD in Theatre History and Criticism;
University of Washington - MFA in Acting; Directing; Design; PhD in Theatre History and Dramatic History
University of Wisconsin at Madison - MFA in Acting; Directing; Costume Design; Lighting Design; Scenic Design; and Theatre Technology; MA or PhD in Theatre Research; MA or PhD in Theatre for Youth
Webster University - Site provides list of majors and degrees offered in arts, theater, music, and dance.
James C. Denneny, Jr. Career Development Center
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