The theatre has always been a home to dreamers, rebels, and visionaries. At Northeastern, we embrace the highest aspirations of theatre as art, and combine them with intellectual inquiry, social awareness, global perspective and real world experience.
The study of theatre is inherently multi-disciplinary and boldly responsive to the moment in which we live. At the core of all plays is the story of a hero who takes a transformative journey toward the discovery of truth and identity.
Theatre at Northeastern offers you a dramatic transformation greater than any playwright could conceive. The College of Arts, Media and Design is a hub for creativity and entrepreneurship, blending rigorous academic excellence with a vibrant spirit of innovation – all within the context of one of the world’s most progressive universities and most vibrant theatre cities.
We aspire to a new vision of theatre education for the 21st century. This means combining dynamic studio and stage experiences with a powerful knowledge of dramatic literature, history and theory. It means reinterpreting the classics, singing out the musicals, dancing with modernity, transcending boundaries, taking risks and embracing your passion. It means understanding how a career in theatre is achievable and viable. And along this journey, you might just discover a new kind of theatre that has not even been imagined yet.
|Advertising Manager||Lighting Designer|
|Booking Agent||Marketing Manager|
|Casting Director||Museum Manager|
|Children’s Theater Director||Nonprofit Arts Manager|
|Community Affairs Liaison||Professor|
|Convention Director||Props Designer|
|Costume Designer||Public Relations Specialist|
|Costume Shop Supervisor||Set Designer|
|Development Officer||Stage Manager|
|Events Coordinator||Theatre Manager|
Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.
This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
|Actors’ Shakespeare Project||Dunkin Brands, Inc.|
|Boston Children’s Theatre||Goodspeed Musicals|
|Celebrity Series Boston||Punched in the Head Productions|
|Central Square Theater|
This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
|Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing||Performance, Community Theatres and Summer Stock|
|Film, Television and Radio||Secondary and Higher Education|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
Artistic, Production, Stage and Other Interns
Special Event Fundraising Intern
Theatre Management Intern
The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Vocational Biographies (username: NE Unvi; password: RAZDE)
- Creative and Cultural Skills
- The Southeastern Theatre Conference, Inc.
Websites for Job Search
Career Development Videos
- Careers in Advertising, Part 1
- Careers in Advertising, Part 2
- Careers in Fashion: Part 1
- Careers in Fashion: Part 2
- Careers in Film and TV Production 1
- Careers in Film and TV Production 2
- Careers in Film and TV Production 3
- Careers in Film and TV Production 4
- Careers in Film and TV Production 5
- Careers in Film and TV Production 6
- Careers in Film and TV Production 7
- Careers in Non-Profit 1
- Careers in Non-Profit 2
- Careers in Non-Profit 3
- Careers in Non-Profit 4
- Careers in Non-Profit 5
- Careers in Non-Profit 6
- Careers In The Arts: Putting Your Talent to Work in Community and Youth Programs
Campus Organizations & Activities
- Acting Out
- Kaliente Dance Group
- Kinematix Dance Troup
- No Limits Dance Crew
- Northeastern Bhangra Team
- Northeastern University Dance Company
- NU & Improv’d
- NU Stage Musical Theater Company
- Silver Masque
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- American Alliance for Theater and Education
- Educational Theater Association
- Screen Actors Guild
- The Broadway League
- Theatre Communications Group
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.
- Northeastern University Career Development
- Northeastern University International Students and Alumni Networking Group
- sheLEADS at Northeastern
- American Theatre
- Film and Theater Professional
- Independent Theatre Artists and Producers
- New York Theater Professionals
- Theatre Music Directors
- Theatre Producers
- To Be Or Not To Be In Theater