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.


  • Dealing creatively with colors and shapes
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of entertainment design and production
  • Works will under pressure and meets deadlines
  • Ability to respond quickly to unexpected circumstances
  • Ability to create entertaining and persuasive messages


  • Carpenter and Scenic Artist
  • Costume Designer
  • Educator
  • Event Planner
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Fine Arts Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Production Assistant
  • Professor
  • Property Designer
  • Props Designer
  • Rigger
  • Scenery Painter
  • Set Designer
  • Stage Director
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Special Effects Specialist
  • Stage Manager
  • Stylist
  • Technical Director
  • Theater Manager
  • Theater Technician
  • Visual Effects Specialist
  • Wardrobe Supervisor


  • Theaters
  • Entertainment venues
  • Touring performance companies
  • Industrial shows
  • Educational  institutions  
  • Film studios
  • Television Networks/Cable
  • Non Profit Organizations

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS - United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) - United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees - International Association of Lighting Designers - Labor union that represents more than 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers. - Stage Managers’ Association - Costume Designers Guild - Costume Society of America - American Association of Community Theatre - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary

JOB SEARCH LINKS - The Entertainment Professionals Network - Networking and recruitment site for professional film and TV crew. - International Film & TV Production Resources Source for behind-the-scenes jobs in the Live Entertainment Industry - Job and industry information in the media - Site for the professional creative marketplace - NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting - Search site for jobs in film, television, video, live event and digital media production. - Jobs in stage and theatre - Jobs at the Shubert Organization’s 17 Broadway theatres - Music, Theater Arts, Film, TV, Media jobs

Additional Resources Available at the CDC