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.