Speech & Theatre

Speech & Theatre

The Speech & Theatre major can help prepare students for many career opportunities including work in the specific areas of theater production or performance as well as the related areas of advertising, television, film, recreation, education, and management.  Theatre study includes a comprehensive study in theater, practical experience in professional production, and a solid background in the liberal arts.  Talent, commitment, energy, and discipline are key personal qualities required for successful theater careers.

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team.  This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major.  However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles for a Speech & Theatre major.  Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job.  Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.
Related Career Titles for Speech & Theater Majors

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

*MetaLink to other sites

American Association of Community Theatre

Performing Arts Online

Institute of Outdoor Drama

International Amateur Theatre Association

International Playback Theatre Network

League of American Theatres and Producers

New England Theatre Conference

Players' Theatre

Showbiz Jobs.Com

Studio Z

Texas Non Profit Theatre

Theatre Development Fund


United Stage of America