Theatre and Performing Arts Career Opportunities

How Can I Put This Major To Work?

Agent / Business Manager
Casting Director
Costume Designer
Event Planner
Hair / Makeup Artist
Lighting Engineer
Playwrights / Screenwriter
Public Relations Specialist
Publicity Manager
Press Agent
Promotion Manager
Recreation Therapist / Music Therapist
Sound Designer
Set & Exhibit Designer
Stage Manager
Teacher –Speech/Theatre: Middle School, High School
Technical Director
Voiceover / Narrator

Average Salaries for Theatre and Performing Arts Majors

Actor $48,237
Costume Designer $39,663
Hair and Makeup Artist $32,380
Lighting Engineer $62,288
Set & Exhibit Designer $48,148

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Who Hires Theatre and Performing Arts Majors?

Advertising Firms
Amusement & Theme Parks
Colleges & Universities
Community Organizations
Film Studios
Health Care Facilities
Parks and Recreation Centers
Public Relations Firms
Rehabilitation Centers / Nursing Homes
Schools –private & public
Theater:Children, Community, Dinner, Local, Regional, Summer Stock, University
Touring Companies

What are a few organizations that have employed Fontbonne graduates?

DeSoto High School Dist. 73
HotCity Theatre
Jacoby Arts Center
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
New York Cabaret circuit
Pattonville School District
The College School

How Can Fontbonne Help with My Career Development?

Our office provides a range of free services online and in person for our current students and alumni, including:

Career counseling

Personality and interest assessments

Guidance when choosing majors and careers

Networking assistance

Resume and cover letter assistance

Mock interviews and interview prep

On-Campus Interviewing

Job and internship search advice

Work place etiquette training

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