On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Theatre and Dance majors, skills Theatre and Dance majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Theatre and Dance program.
It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.
Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Theatre and Dance include:
- Assistant to the Artistic Director
- Education Coordinator
- Middle Grades Educator
- Production Manager
- Staff Director
- Leadership: Theatre Arts students have the ability to evoke a response from an audience, as well as organize performers and stage equipment for a performance.
- Critical Reading: By reading scripts, theatre arts majors learn to take what is written and interpret through performance.
- Teamwork: Working with others in production develops strong teamwork skills.
Career-Related Web Sites
- Actors' Guild
- Art Links to Theatre and Dance - Part of the Hollywood Reporter site; lots of links to film-related services and information.
- California Film Commission
- Conference of Drama Schools
- Entertainment Careers
- International Film and Television Production Directory
- League of American Theatres and Producers
- New York Film Production Resource Locator
- Playbill On-Line - Offers theater listings, casting and job postings, and current articles covering the theater industry.
- Showbiz Jobs
- SAG-AFTRA - SAG-AFTRA brings together two great American labor unions: Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
- The Hollywood Reporter Careers in Technical Theatre - Listing of behind-the-scenes jobs (no acting positions).
- The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
- American Dance Guild - Job Listings.
- Dance Link - Site contains information on ballet companies, other dance companies, publications, schools,etc.
- NewDance.com - Job Offer database.
Regional Theatre Opportunities
- American Association of Community Theatre
- Illinois Theatre Association
- Institute of Outdoor Drama
- International Playback Theatre Network
- New England Theatre Conference
- Theatre Bay Area
- United Stage of America
Major Film/Television Production Companies
- American Zoetrope
- HBO Pictures
- Jim Henson Pictures
- Miramax Films
- New Line Cinema
- Paramount Pictures Screen Gems Studios
- Sony Pictures
- Lions Gate Films
- Turner Original Productions
- Twentieth Century Fox
- United Artists
- Universal Pictures
- Walt Disney Pictures
- Warner Brothers
For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.