Theatre Arts | Towson University

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with
This Major” guides for theater.

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • Actors
  • Producers and Directors
  • Dancers and Choreographers

Other Job Titles:

  • Box Office Manager
  • Carpenter
  • Costume Designer
  • Costume Shop Manager
  • Draper
  • Electrician
  • House Electrician
  • House Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Master Carpenter
  • Master Electrician
  • Pattern Maker
  • Production Manager
  • Projection Designer
  • Properties Artisan
  • Properties Master (supervisor)
  • Publicity Designer
  • Publicity Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Shop Carpenter
  • Shop Foreman
  • Sound Designer
  • Stagehand
  • Stage manager
  • Stitcher
  • Technical Director

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook
for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Additional Resources

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will
allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well
introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information,
email Professor Jay Herzog, TU Theatre Department Internship Coordinator.

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making
use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields
you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Tiger Mentor Network) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

READ:  Allison Gruber | Towson University

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Theatre Arts Resume (PDF) in additional to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview,
you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally,
and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Interview Questions