Theatre (THTR)

What is Theatre? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links UofA Department of Theatre

What is Theatre?

According to the University of Arkansas, "The Department of Theatre offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Theatre, a broad spectrum program in the context of a liberal arts education, and the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in six concentrations: Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Costume Design, Scene Design and Lighting Design. (Please see the Graduate Catalog for information regarding the M.F.A. Theatre degree.) Classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels are focused on providing a strong, professional orientation to theatre performance and technology in conjunction with appropriate research-based course work to address the required foundations in theatre history, dramatic literature and dramatic criticism.

The educational objectives of the Department of Theatre are centered on producing graduates prepared to enter the competitive world of professional play production as well as a variety of teaching and research fields. In addition a background in Theatre has proven to be a valuable asset to those wishing to pursue a wide range of corporate and industrial occupations."

Related Careers

Acting Coach Facilities Manager Public Relations Specialist
Actor/Actress Faux Painter Puppeteer
Admissions Director Foreign Correspondent Radio/TV Announcer
Advertising/Marketing Health Educator Recruiter
Agent Human Resource Specialist Rigger
Amusement Park entertainer Impersonator Sales Representative
Animal-Talent Coordinator Instructor, Theatre Arts Scene Painter
Announcer Labor Relations Specialist Script Coach
Art Director Lighting Designer Script Manager
Booking Manager Lighting Operator Set Designer
Broadcast Journalist Lobbyist Sound Designer
Business Manager Magician Special Events Coordinator
Buyer Makeup Artist Stage Manager
Casting Director Media Planner Stand-In
Communication Technology Media Salesperson Student Affairs Specialist
Community Affairs Officer Mediator Stunt Coordinator
Copy Writer Mime Stunt-person
Costume Designer Model Talent Manager
Costumer Movie Theater Manager Talent Scout
Critic Narrator Teacher
Customer Service Manager Negotiator Theater Manager
Development/Fund Raiser Paralegal Ticket Sales Coordinator
Director Playwright Tour Guide
Draftsman Producer Tourism Director
Drama Coach Program Assistant Training & Development Director
Equipment Operator Prop Manager Video Store Manager
Exhibit/Display Designer Public Affairs Officer Writer/Editor

Related Skills

Adaptability Imagination & Creativity
Appreciation of Aesthetics Interpersonal Skills
Attention to Detail Interpretive Skills
Basic Reading, Writing & Editing Skills Presentation/Public Speaking Skills
Flexibility Strong Communication Skills (Oral & Physical)
Good Work Ethic Teamwork

Job & Internship Search Links

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Careers


Showbiz Jobs

Theater Services Guide

Theatre Communications Group

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, average pay, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

National Association of Schools of Theatre

Performing Arts Career Guide

Professional Association Links

Actors Equity Association

American Association of Community Theatre

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

American Society of Cinematographers

Educational Theatre Association

Screen Actors Guild

Stage Managers Association

Miscellaneous Links

Hollywood Reporter