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Theatre - Careers

Career Information and Further Study

The skills required for success in the performing arts are broadly applicable across a range of professional careers. UB Theatre & Dance aAlumni perform on international and national stages, work at private and public sector institutions, and lead major production companies as well as their own internet start-ups. Our graduates work in film, television, and a wide array of live events. Many are awarded fellowships and teaching assistantships to prestigious graduate programs across the country.

  • Actor
  • Agent: Theatrical, Film and Television
  • College Professor/Academia
  • Company Director/Artistic Director
  • Costume Designer
  • Director: Stage, Film, Media Entertainment
  • Dramatic Coach
  • Dramaturge: Stage and Media (i.e., film, video games, theme park entertainment)
  • Entertainment Journalist
  • Executive Director, Arts and Cultural Organizations
  • Law
  • Lighting Designer
  • Presentation Consultant
  • Producer
  • Production Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Theatre Critic
Recent graduates have appeared in the Broadway productions of Pippin (Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Revival of a Musical), Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, and have been featured on CBS's Person of Interest, NBC's Smash, among others. Others perform with major companies across Europe, including the recent revival of Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, and Lucinda Childs's Einstein on the Beach (2012-present). UB THD alumni are currently stage-managing off-Broadway, designing in NYC, Washington, Chicago, LA and Prague, touring with national companies as performers and technicians, automating scenery, and dancing across Europe. We're proud of our alumni who have thriving careers in the performing arts, and those who apply the skills acquired through the study of Theatre & Dance to a multitude of fields, including medicine, law, business, arts management, and public policy.

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39