Career Options

A major in theatre arts prepares a student for a career in all aspects of theatre -- front-and-center or behind the scenes.

  • Gettysburg theatre arts graduates can be found in the theatre industry throughout the country and around the world, working as actors, directors, stage managers, scenic artists, theatre directors, and more.

But the theatre arts major also offers an excellent foundation for careers or graduate study in other fields, as well --- including arts administration, business, education, and law.

  • Gettysburg College theatre arts majors have gone on to become highly-successful high school performing arts teachers, college professors, non-profit executives, national sales managers, lawyers, librarians, and more. That's because a degree in theatre arts from Gettysburg College gives graduates the necessary tools to pursue a wide variety of careers that stretch beyond the walls of a performing arts center, too.

In fact, theatre arts within the framework of Gettysburg's liberal arts environment enables students to practice and excel at communication, critical/creative thinking, teamwork, and even "project management" through the process of staging a performance. These experiences in theatre -- and the exposure to the wide variety of educational opportunities they offer -- can stimulate and impact life choices long after a student's four-year Gettysburg experience is complete.

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Recent majors are succeeding in a variety of careers and graduate school programs, including:

  • Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Studio Theatre, Washington, DC
  • Touchstone Theatre Company, Bethlehem, PA
  • Royal Holloway Theatre, London