Careers and Outcomes

Taking your theatre talent to the main stage

With the knowledge of theatre history and sharp performance skills, theatre graduates pursue performance and non-performance fields. In addition to performing in community, regional and national productions, a theatre major can also prepare you for performance careers in commercials, television and film. A degree in theatre can prepare you for continuing your education in graduate and post-graduate studies.

Theatre graduate careers

Actor/Actress 

Director

Playwright/Screenwriter 

Artistic Director

Managing Director

Theatre Producer

Film Producer

Literary Manager/Dramaturg

Stage Manager

Company Manager

Casting Director

Talent Agent

Marketing Director

Development Director

Acting Coach

Arts Consultant/Advisor  

Drama Therapist

High School Theatre Teacher

College Professor (after a graduate degree)

Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a theatre major. You can view their recommendations by downloading “What can I do with this major?