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Theatre Program

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)
sets
• 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

Click the job titles below for further information

Acting Coach

Artist

Agent

Advertising Specialist

Broadcast Technician

Booking Manager

Box Office Manager

Costume Designer

Casting Director

Film Editor

Communications
Specialist

Lighting Designer

Marketing Director

Make-up Artist

Newscaster

Media Relations
Representative

Public Relations
Manager

Sound Designer

Special Effects
Designer

Stage Manager

Script Writer

Talent Manager

Teacher

Wardrobe
Supervisor

 

Potential Employers

Community Theatres

Regional Theatres

Colleges/Universities

Commercial Theatres

Community Organizations

Cultural Institutions

Cruise Ships

Children's Theatres

Dinner Theatres

Entertainment Law Firms

Event Production Companies

Festivals

Film Companies

Industrial Shows

Nonprofit Arts Organizations

Performing Arts
Centers

Production Companies

Radio Stations

Touring Companies

TV/Film Studios

University Theatre
Groups

 

Strategies

• 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
DSN@reinhardt.edu
office: 770-720-5860