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Reinhardt Career and Professional Development Services

Reinhardt University offers a
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre through the School of Arts and Humanities. This degree seeks to produce graduates that have the interpretive, interpersonal, expressive, and communicative skills to succeed in the field of theatre and performing arts. The Theatre Studies degree prepares students for graduate work as well as a variety of careers in theatre.


Are You Ready To...

• Write and direct your own play
• Build and strike (take down)
• Analyze scripts to really get to
know the character you're playing
• Spend a long time in rehearsals
• Think creatively and independently
• Collaborate with others


It Helps To Be...

• Creative
• Organized
• Able to manage time well
• Expressive
• Proficient in dictation


Work Environment

Theatre is a competitive field where you will be constantly challenged. You may have to learn new skills for some roles. Long, irregular hours are common for most, though there are part-time and full-time positions in the field.


Knowledge Base

• All aspects of theatre production - acting, directing, technical design, and literary analysis
• History of performance art
• Set design
• Script writing


Employment Websites

American Association of Community Theatre

League of American Theatres and Producers

United Stage of America

Actors Equity Association

Screen Actors Guild

What Can I Do with A Degree in Theatre Arts?

Theatre is an artistic expression in which actors and actresses
perform in front of a live audience. But Theatre majors do more
than just act on stage - your college experience will involve productions, of course, but your role in those productions will vary widely. Theatre majors get experience in stage management, directing, stage lighting, costuming, set design, and script writing. Students will be prepared for careers requiring people with the ability to write and speak, to think creatively and independently, to understand the great complexities of the human
condition, and to collaborate with others on a group project.

Related Careers

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Acting Coach



Advertising Specialist

Broadcast Technician

Booking Manager

Box Office Manager

Costume Designer

Casting Director

Film Editor


Lighting Designer

Marketing Director

Make-up Artist


Media Relations

Public Relations

Sound Designer

Special Effects

Stage Manager

Script Writer

Talent Manager




Potential Employers

Community Theatres

Regional Theatres


Commercial Theatres

Community Organizations

Cultural Institutions

Cruise Ships

Children's Theatres

Dinner Theatres

Entertainment Law Firms

Event Production Companies


Film Companies

Industrial Shows

Nonprofit Arts Organizations

Performing Arts

Production Companies

Radio Stations

Touring Companies

TV/Film Studios

University Theatre



• Develop a theatre resume
• Get headshots
• Gain as much performance experience as possible
• Particpate in acting workshops/seminars/courses to continue
training and make contacts

Campus Contacts

David Nisbet
Theatre Program Coordinator
office: 770-720-5860