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Theater Arts

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in Theater Arts
Sample of Occupations
Theater Arts Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

Theater Arts at Brandeis is uniquely taught at the intersection of history, theory, literature, and performance.  Students are exposed to a curriculum combining academic inquiry and practical artistic experience, as it incorporates diversity and community in a sophisticated process of creative expression. Study in the theater arts, through tracks in acting, dance and movement, design/tech, directing, educational theater, musical theater, stage management, and sound design, not only explores the complex role of theater in society but helps students to develop their artistry with the idealism of a global perspective.  The department states that its approach continually reflects the mission of Brandeis University as a place where collaborative artistic achievement serves as a model for progressive human enterprise.

The department website also contains career-related resources, in particular the opportunities for hands-on experience through Brandeis University’s spectacular Springold Theater; the Brandeis Theater Company creating cutting edge theater; and keeping current with The Callboard: Theater Arts and Alumni News.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Theater Arts alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Theater Arts major at Brandeis.

Theater Arts Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Theater Arts major at Brandeis.

Year

Company

Title

Industry

1997

Barclays Capital 

Credit Risk Specialist

Finance & Banking

2000

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Producing Artistic Director

Arts

2000

Lewis & Garbuz, PC

Attorney

Law

2001

Old Sturbridge Village

Coordinator, Program Development

Museum

2002

Beth Holmes Casting

Casting Director

Arts

2002

Jewish Community Federation 

Leadership Development

Foundation

2005

Children’s Hospital

Pharmacy Technician

Health Care

2006

The Dance Complex

Choreographer

Arts

2006

Above the Fold Design

Project Manager

Graphic Design

2006

Brain Surgeon Theater

Artistic Director

Arts

2006

Blue Wolf

Director of Media Services

Arts

2007

Abraham Joshua Heschel School

Kindergarten Teacher

Education

2008

JET Program

Assistant Language Teacher

Education

2010

Handel and Haydn Society

Audience Services Manager

Arts

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge  

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.

Internships 

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

What to Do with a Degree in Theater Arts (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations

  Theater Arts Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources