College of Arts & Science & University Studies
What Can I Do With a Major in Theatre?
The Department of Theatre offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts through the School of Fine Arts, and the Bachelor of Arts through the College of Arts and Science. The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed for students who want a strong liberal arts background along with a major in theatre. Minors are available for all interested students in theatre history and drama, general theatre studies, performance, and theatre technology. There is also an arts management minor for theatre, art, music, and business majors who are interested in management positions in art councils, museums, art centers, galleries, orchestras, theatres, and dance companies.
An interest in expressing yourself creatively, and contributing to theatrical productions
Sizing up an audience
- Expressing self
Developing innovative ideas
Working as part of a team
Working against deadlines
- Professional Theatre
- Public Relations/Advertising
- Media relations director
Marketing communication trainee
- Film/Media Production
- Assistant development officer
Educational television producer
Special effects specialist
- Arts Management
- Box office manager
Note: Some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.
Opportunities - Graduate/Professional School
Students may choose to continue their study in theatre, or they may go on to study arts management, business, and law.
Opportunities - Experiential
Campus opportunities include participation in all production aspects of the mainstage season of plays, student and faculty directed studio productions, pre-professional internship programs, and the summer theatre productions. All areas of participation are open to all registered students; many non-theatre majors register for THE 200 and receive credit for production participation.
- Department of Theatre (112 Hiestand Hall, 529-3053)
- * Curriculum Requirements
* Career Opportunities
- Career Services (200 Hoyt Hall, 529-3831)
- * Career Resource Center
* Career Counseling
* Career Assistance Center
* Computerized Career Development Program
* Dictionary of Occupational Titles
* Occupational Outlook Handbook
- School of Creative Arts (Joyner House, 529-6010)
- * Miami Plan Requirements
- * Course Selection
* Career Decision Making
Developed by the School of Fine Arts and the academic departmental offices with adaptations from Liberal Arts and Sciences - Skills - Career Opportunities, Career Planning and Placement Office, University of Michigan.