The BA is usually for students wanting to go on to graduate school.
The BFA in Theatre is for students who want to pursue the profssional route- repertory companies, etc.
What jobs are available?
Film acting, Theatre, Television, Musical Theatre, Teaching, Public relations, Consulting,
Marketing/ promotion, Sales, Management, Writing/editing, Buying, Consulting, Negotiator/mediator,
Media analysis/planning, Creative directing, Audience analysis, Public opinion research,
Script writing, Publishing, Research, Public information, Elected official, Staff
Who employs speech and Theatre Arts Majors?
- Film companies, television, and radio
- Resident and repertory companies
- Amusement parks and resorts
- Community and little theatre groups
- Conventions, festivals, and pageants
- Travel and hospitality firms
- Music industry
- Art galleries
- Private and public schools
- Must have talent.
- Natural determination and ability to overcome rejection is helpful.
- Skilled in observation and listening and paying close attention to details.
- Develop strong written as well as verbal skills.
- Explore specialization within major and professional field.
- Do an internship, co-op, or volunteer experience.
- Maintain an up-to-date portfolio.
- Volunteer to work backstage as an extra or assistant. Take part in campus productions.
- Join professional organization such as Actors Equity, consider getting an agent.