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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.
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.
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.
|2014||Boston College||Resident Director||Higher Education Administration|
|2013||CISCRP||Manager of Development and Fundraising||Nonprofit|
|2012||Somerville Public Schools||7th/8th grade Resouce Room & Inclusion Teacher||Education|
|2012||NBCUniversal, Inc.||Corporate Social Responsibility Assistant||Television|
|2012||Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts||Music Direction Intern||Performing Arts|
|2012||HBO||Production Secretary for "Girls" Season 4||Entertainment|
|2012||Boston Ballet||Overhire Junior Stitcher||Performing Arts|
|Portland Stage Company||Scenic Intern||Performing Arts|
|2010||Good Shepherd Services||College Access and Success Counselor||Social Services|
|2010||Handel and Haydn Society||Audience Services Manager||Arts|
|2009||Harmon Law Offices||Legal Assistant||Law|
|2008||JET Program||Assistant Language Teacher||Education|
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.
- American Association of Community Theatre
- The Art and Science of Theater
- Educational Theatre Association
- Job Listings and Internships for Entertainment Careers
- Screen Actors Guild
- The Shakespeare Theatre
- Stage Managers Association
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
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- Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
- Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs.
- Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
- Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
- Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
- Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
- Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern, according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
- Esthetics, cultural trends, and history of ideas
- Human behavior, motivation, and psychology
- Leadership and coordination of people and resources
- Management principles involved in strategic and project planning and resource allocation
- Media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods
- Performance and craft
- Structure and content of language
- Theory, techniques, tools, and principles required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, and drama
- Quantitative reasoning
1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development