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Theatre and Performing Arts Career Opportunities

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How can I put this major to work?

Your performing arts degree helps you take center stage in a variety of careers both on stage and behind the scenes, with a wide variety of classes that provide the tools, education and real-world experience you need to get noticed.

  • Actor
  • Administrator
  • Agent / Business Manager
  • Casting Director
  • Costume DesignerDirector
  • Event Planner
  • FundraiserHair / Makeup Artist

  • Lighting Engineer
  • Playwrights / Screenwriter
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicity Manager
  • Press Agent
  • Producer
  • Promotion Manager
  • Recreation Therapist / Music Therapist
  • Scriptwriter

  • Sound Designer
  • Set & Exhibit Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Teacher –Speech/Theatre: Middle School, High School
  • Technical Director
  • Voiceover / Narrator

Who Hires Theatre and Performing Arts Majors?

  • Advertising Firms
  • Amusement & Theme Parks
  • Camps
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Community Organizations
  • Film Studios
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Parks and Recreation Centers
  • Public Relations Firms

  • Radio
  • Rehabilitation Centers / Nursing Homes
  • Schools –private & public
  • Television
  • 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?

Fontbonne University commits to building a culture of purpose where career exploration and planning is intentional and begins day one. With a strong focus on discovering purpose and developing core competencies, we prepare our graduates to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically, and serve responsibly.

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