Theater

Overview

The study of theatre is a fusion of performance, visual expression, design, text, theory, and history balancing production theory and practice.

In the theatre production laboratory, students are involved in experiential learning that synthesizes the ideas, theories, and practices studied in the classroom. These ideas and practices are then transformed into performances in both laboratory and public venues.

Department Website

Department of Theater

Job Titles

Actor/Actress
Advertising Manager Lighting Designer
Booking Agent Marketing Manager
Campaign 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 Teacher
Fashion Merchandiser Theatre Manager
Journalist

Employers

Advertising Agencies Performing Arts Centers
Arts Councils Private Schools
Book Publishers Public Relations Firms
Colleges and Universities Public Schools
Community Theaters Radio Stations
Drama Camps Summer Stock
Film Studios Theaters
Government Agencies Touring Companies
Magazines and Newspapers TV Stations

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Artistic, Production, Stage and Other Interns
  • Entertainment Intern
  • Production Intern
  • Special Event Fundraising Intern
  • Theatre Management InternTo search for internship opportunities, login to Husky Career Link, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Careers

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry. 

Career & Job Websites

 

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

 

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: