UGA Specific Information for Theatre

Theatre is a creative art in which true excellence can only be achieved through total mastery of the mind, body and technical craft. The Theatre Arts curricula combine rigorous studio class work with a demanding production schedule to provide students with in depth training and practice in theatre. Undergraduate training options include acting, scenic, costume and lighting design, theatre and costume technology, and production and management training. First year students learn a foundation in theatre and its history, expository writing, art history and receive a specially designed theatre course relating to the student's area of interest. Students begin intensive theatre study as sophomores. The continued development of the visual media is expanding the volume of opportunities for majors in theatre. Networking, job experience, internships and expertise in your specialty are paramount to success.

Graduates with degrees in Theatre frequently work in or go on to graduate programs in a wide range of fields, including theatre and film (acting, film production, stage management, directing, arts administration, design, playwriting, dramaturgy) as well as business, law, telecommunications, and other people-related disciplines. Theatre produces students who are well-rounded people with a wide range of abilities—who are comfortable working as a team, can think on their feet, take risks, analyze situations thoroughly, communicate effectively, and produce excellent results under pressure. These are precisely the kinds of abilities employers in business and industry look for in an employee, not only in theatre and film but in virtually every other field.

Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Theatre Majors for the Class of 2017*

Los Angeles | The University of California

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Theatre Majors

Actors Express | Altman Plants | Aurora Theatre | Broadway Across America | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre | Coker College | Epic Systems Corporation | Fox Stage Productions | ISG Partners | Mastermind Involvement Marketing | McCullough Payne & Haan LLC | Meltwater Group | Oconee Civic Center | Peace Corps | Resolution Technologies Inc. | Riverstone Retirement Community | Sapp Professional Service | SeaWorld | Serenbe Playhouse | Shakespeare Tavern | Studio Theatre | T.J. Maxx | Teach for America | Television and Film Studios | The Alliance Theatre | The Walt Disney Company | The Walt Disney World Resort | Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. | Uber | University of Georgia

Possible Job Titles for UGA Theatre Majors

Administrative Specialist | Assistant Account Executive | Assistant Technical Director and Facilities Manager | Assistant to the Creative Director | Associate Recruiter | Clerk | Company Manager | Concierge | Crew | Driver | Front End Associate and Women's Associate | Lead Production Coordinator | Legal Assistant | Marketing Assistant | Performer | Production Coordinator for Cartoon Network | Receptionist | Recruiting/Sales Coordinator | Sales Development Representative | Site Coordinator | Software Test Analyst | Stage Manager | Supervisor | Teaching English as a Second Language


*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2017 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.