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

Career-Related Skills

  • 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

Performing/Production Careers


Dance Careers

Screenwriting Careers

Regional Theatre Opportunities

Major Film/Television Production Companies

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.