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.

Employers Hiring UGA Theatre for the Class of 2016*

Altman Plants | Broadway Across America | Epic Systems Corporation | Meltwater Group | SeaWorld | T.J. Maxx | The Walt Disney World Resort | Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. | Uber

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Theatre Majors

Acting Conservatories | Actors Express | Amusement and Theme Parks | Aurora Theatre | Children's Theaters | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre | Colleges and Universities | Community Theaters | Dinner Theaters | Entertainment Companies | Performing Arts Centers | Production Companies | Serenbe Playhouse | Shakespeare Tavern | Television and Film Studios | The Alliance Theatre

Job Titles of UGA Theatre Majors for the Class of 2016*

Concierge | Driver | Front End Associate and Women's Associate | Marketing Assistant | Production Coordinator for Cartoon Network | Sales Development Representative | Software Test Analyst | Stage Manager | Supervisor

Possible Job Titles for UGA Theatre Majors

Actor/Actress | Administrator of Arts Programs | Assistant Director | Booking Manager | Box Office Sales | Casting Director | Costumer | Drama Teacher | Drama Therapist | FIlm Editor | Lighting Designer | Marketing/PR Manager | Playwright | Producer | Screenwriter | Talent Agent | Technical Theatre Director

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Theatre Majors for the Class of 2016*

Central Piedmont Community College | Make-up Designory | The University of Georgia

UGA Theatre Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*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 2014 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.

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