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.


  • Ability to write and speak clearly
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Read accurately and analytically
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Understand institutional and cultural values
  • Research and gathering information
  • Measure media effects
  • Attention to detail
  • Synthesizing  information


  • Actor/Actress
  • Costume Design
  • Critic
  • Director
  • Drama Coach 
  • Drama Therapist
  • Educator
  • Entertainment Writer
  • Fine Arts Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Personal Asst. to Director 
  • Playwright
  • Press Agent 
  • Producer 
  • Program Assistant
  • Publicist
  • Set Designer
  • Script Supervisor
  • Talent Agent
  • Talent Representative 
  • Theater Manager
  • Theatrical Agent
  • Ticket Sales Coordinator
  • Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Writer/Editor


  • Theaters
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Educational  Institutions
  • Publishing Houses
  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Talent Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS  - The Dramatists Guild of America - The League of American Theatres and Producers - Writers Guild of America - East - Directors Guild of America - Playwrights’ Center - NY State Theatre Education Association - The Actors Fund, for everyone in entertainment - Casting Society of America - Labor union that represents more than 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers. - Self Employment in the Arts - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary


Career Development Center - Visit Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni - Career advice and casting information - Jobs in stage and theatre - Job and industry information in the media - Site for the professional creative marketplace - Internships and jobs in the media Source for behind-the-scenes jobs in the Live Entertainment Industry - Connect member theatre organizations with interns - Jobs at the Shubert Organization’s 17 Broadway theatres

Please visit the following majors pages for additional resources:  ActingTheatre Design/Technology and Playwriting and Screenwriting

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