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What is Theater? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Theatre Arts

What is Theater?

There are many answers to this question, mostly because all of the different roles and locations that can be part of theater. For instance a theater can be a building or outdoor area where plays or dramatic performaces are held, or it can be an activity or presentation in which someone acts, produces, directs or writes plays.

Theater - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Acting Coach Facilities Manager Public Relations Specialist
Actor/Actress Faux Painter Puppeteer
Admissions Director Foreign Correspondent Radio/TV Announcer
Advertising/Marketing Health Educator Recruiter
Agent Human Resource Specialist Rigger
Amusement Park entertainer Impersonator Sales Representative
Animal-Talent Coordinator Instructor, Theatre Arts Scene Painter
Announcer Labor Relations Specialist Script Coach
Art Director Lighting Designer Script Manager
Booking Manager Lighting Operator Set Designer
Broadcast Journalist Lobbyist Sound Designer
Business Manager Magician Special Events Coordinator
Buyer Makeup Artist Stage Manager
Casting Director Media Planner Stand-In
Communication Technology Media Salesperson Student Affairs Specialist
Community Affairs Officer Mediator Stunt Coordinator
Copy Writer Mime Stunt-person
Costume Designer Model Talent Manager
Costumer Movie Theater Manager Talent Scout
Critic Narrator Teacher
Customer Service Manager Negotiator Theater Manager
Development/Fund Raiser Paralegal Ticket Sales Coordinator
Director Playwright Tour Guide
Draftsman Producer Tourism Director
Drama Coach Program Assistant Training & Development Director
Equipment Operator Prop Manager Video Store Manager
Exhibit/Display Designer Public Affairs Officer Writer/Editor

Related Skills

Adaptability Imagination & Creativity
Appreciation of Aesthetics Interpersonal Skills
Attention to Detail Interpretive Skills
Basic Reading, Writing & Editing Skills Presentation/Public Speaking Skills
Flexibility Strong Communication Skills (Oral & Physical)
Good Work Ethic Teamwork

Job & Internship Search Links


Showbiz Jobs

Actor Source

Arts Opportunities


Entertainment Careers


Theater Services Guide

American Theatre Wing

Theatre Communications Group

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, average pay, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Performing Arts Career Guide

National Association of Schools of Theatre

The Shakespeare Theatre Company

American Theatre Wing

Professional Association Links

American Association of Community Theatre

Educational Theatre Association

Screen Actors Guild

Actors Equity Association

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Stage Managers Association

American Society of Cinematographers

Miscellaneous Links

Hollywood Reporter

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