Have you always expressed yourself in an artistic way and been drawn to the stage? Do you want to pursue a career in the performing arts, either on the big screen, on the stage or in the production room? Following a degree in Theatre can lead you down a variety of paths in the entertainment industry and beyond.

Career Options in Theatre

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Theatre degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Theatre studies than others.

  • Acting Coach
  • Activist
  • Actor
  • Actor's Assistant
  • Announcer
  • Backstage Technician
  • Box Office Manager
  • Casting Assistant
  • Casting Director
  • Community Worker
  • Comedian
  • Costume Designer
  • Critic
  • Director
  • Drama Teacher
  • Drama Therapist
  • Drama Workshop Director
  • Film/TV Crew Member
  • Fundraiser
  • Journalist
  • Lighting Designer
  • Model
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Playwright
  • Prop Manager
  • Publicist
  • Reporter
  • Script Supervisor
  • Script Writer
  • Set Designer/Builder
  • Teacher
  • Theatre Manager
  • Wardrobe Manager

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.