Theatre - Southwestern Illinois College

pre-major program


Set the Stage for Your Career in Theatre, Business, Communications or Any People-Oriented Job
Theatre training can benefit you no matter what field you plan to enter. Even the research scientist, who spends most of his or her time in a laboratory, is expected to give papers and present seminars. Anyone employed in people-oriented fields, such as law, counseling and education, will find a good background in theatre to be invaluable to success. Theatre and business as a combination may significantly enhance your chances for success in the business world. Theatre majors are frequently employed in broadcast media, and they often further their training in drama.

  • Acting- opportunities exist for summer, community, regional and national performance companies
  • Acting management
  • Artistic direction
  • Announcing
  • Directing
  • Dramaturg- a consultant who researches details of a production to ensure they are accurate with the setting of the production.
  • Education
  • Producing
  • Technical Theatre- opportunities include stage management, stage hands and design
  • Theater management


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