What are you going to do with your major?
Remember, a liberal arts degree opens a vast array of career choicesand opportunities. Your degree has prepared you to approach problemsanalytically, think critically about ideas, research, organize yourthoughts, and write about your findings. Your only limitation isthinking that you are only qualified for the traditional jobs in aselected major.
“Although the theater is not life, itis composed of fragments or imitations of life, and people on bothsides of the footlight have to unite to make the fragments whole andthe imitations genuine.” - Brooks Atkinson
| The following books are available in the Career Center ResourceLibrary (Seegers Union, lower level). The locations of these booksare next to the title with the section number:
|Other Career Center resources:
| Examples of types of jobs held by Theatre majors:
|Theatre Department Library:
|The MuhlenbergTheatre/Dance and Music faculty members are excellent resources tofind out more about a specific segment of the theatre and also toexplore graduate school opportunities. Charles Richter, DepartmentHead, is a wonderful person to speak with about future plans in thetheatre arts. Along with one-on-one appointments, Charles Richterand Theatre Department faculty hold sessions during the fall forseniors on pursuing careers in the Performing Arts. Other facultycan help as well, just ask your professor what his/herspecialization is and from there network to find the faculty memberwho has done/ is doing what you would like to pursue or havequestions about.|
|Has a listing of jobs in the following specialties: Design/Technical, Management/Administration, Acting, Internships, and Educational Opportunities.|
|By clicking on the “Casting and Jobs” link, you can browse all job listings or search by category. You must register to use this site, but at no cost|
|Site with job listings, internship opportunities, and volunteering opportunities in the Philadelphia area as well as general tips about auditioning.|
|Site offers a broad range of casting opportunities, including some independent film. Breaks down casting calls by geographic location. Includes acting, dance, film, and technical support staff positions. Also has articles and segments on funding, current issues in theater, etc|
|Lists summer theater opportunities both alphabetically and by geographic region.|
|Theater Communications Group|
| This is ARTSEARCH online. This site is organized into five categories: Administration, Artistic, Production, Career Development, and Education. You can search by category, title, or location. Use the following information to log in:
E-mail: email@example.com, Password: ocdphelps.
|Provides listings of openings in television and film. Several full listings are provided for each category. To see all listings, you must subscribe or visit the Career Center, which maintains a print subscription in the Current Periodicals section.|
|Artslynx International Arts Resources|
|Site is a “door” to many other web-sites. The site gives links to theatre employment web-sites and also serves as a resource for caree4r exploration and investigation.|
|Art Job Online|
|Career Center has a subscription to this site. In order to access it, use the following information: First name: Kellie, Last name Provost, Password: college. The site provides listings of professional opportunities, as well as information on many areas of the arts including Performing Arts. Also has information on internships, fellowships, and conferences.|