The Department of Theatre seeks to inspire and prepare students to enter Canada’s rapidly evolving performing arts culture. We value creativity, imagination, and critical, analytical, and entrepreneurial thinking.
Concordia theatre’s programs combine hands on, practical learning with rigorous historical, critical, and theoretical studies.
As a student in Theatre, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed in below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond this field.
Improve memory and concentration
Perform in front of large audiences and have a good stage presence
Exert discipline and stamina
Demonstrate attention to detail and be accurate
Develop vocal/manual flexibility and dexterity
Write original theatrical pieces
Prepare, mount and run a production
Design sets, lighting and sound
Communicate ideas clearly by listening carefully and responding effectively
Interact with others and build professional relationships
Exercise openness and flexibility
Manage tasks and meet deadlines
Work under pressure
Influence and persuade
Make decisions and use sound judgement
Collaborate and cooperate
Receive feedback and accept criticism
Lead and follow
Think quickly and react appropriately
Potential work settings
Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study.
Advertising and marketing agencies
Arts and cultural organizations
Community services and non-profit organizations
Cruise ships, touring and travel industry
Film, television and radio industry
Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes
Magazine and newspaper publishers
Nightclubs & lounges
Performing arts centres
Video distribution and production companies
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.
To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.
To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345
*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service
Networking and professional associations
Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.