When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College. Discover more about the B.A. in Theatre and Performance, and find out about program requirements, courses, and the program faculty.
Want to find out more about a major? Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being a Theatre and Performance major at Purchase College.Career Possibilities
The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.
www.dramatistsguild.com - The Dramatists Guild of America
www.broadwayleague.com - The League of American Theatres and Producers
www.wgaeast.org - Writers Guild of America - East
www.dga.org - Directors Guild of America
pwcenter.org - Playwrights' Center
www.nystea.org - NY State Theatre Education Association
www.actorsfund.org - The Actors Fund, for everyone in entertainment
www.castingsociety.com - Casting Society of America
www.actorsequity.org - Labor union that represents more than 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers.
www.selfemploymentinthearts.com - Self Employment in the Arts
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary
JOB SEARCH LINKS
www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.backstage.com - Career advice and casting information
www.playbill.com - Jobs in stage and theatre
www.mediabistro.com - Job and industry information in the media
www.creativehotlist.com - Site for the professional creative marketplace
www.entertainmentcareers.net - Internships and jobs in the media
http://offstagejobs.com/- Source for behind-the-scenes jobs in the Live Entertainment Industry
www.tcg.org (ARTSEARCH) - Theatre Communications Group's job search site (call x6370 for username/password)
www.art-newyork.org/seeking-an-internship - Connect member theatre organizations with interns
www.shubertorganization.com/organization/jobs.asp - Jobs at the Shubert Organization's 17 Broadway theatres
Additional Resources Available at the CDC
CandidCareer.com: View informational interview videos and explore major and career possibilities!
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