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What can I do with my degree in Theatre?

About the program

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.

For the latest information on programs, visit the Department of Theatre

Skills developed

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.

  • Create
  • Improve memory and concentration
  • Follow directions
  • Relate ideas
  • Perform in front of large audiences and have a good stage presence
  • Exert discipline and stamina
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and be accurate
  • Improvise
  • Develop vocal/manual flexibility and dexterity
  • Accept criticism
  • Observe critically
  • 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
  • Provide feedback

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Collaborate and cooperate
  • Manage conflict
  • 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. 

  • Acting schools
  • Advertising and marketing agencies
  • Arts and cultural organizations
  • Ballet companies
  • Book publishers
  • Community services and non-profit organizations
  • Cruise ships, touring and travel industry
  • Educational institutions
  • Film, television and radio industry
  • Hospitality industry
  • Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes
  • Magazine and newspaper publishers
  • Nightclubs & lounges
  • Opera companies
  • Performing arts centres
  • Production houses
  • Record companies
  • Religious institutions
  • Theatres
  • Theme parks
  • Video distribution and production companies

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Acting coach
  • Actor/performer
  • Advance person
  • Art director
  • Artistic director
  • Backstage technician
  • Box office assistant/ manager
  • Casting assistant/ director
  • Choreographer
  • Comedian
  • Dialogue/vocal coach
  • Director
  • Front of house staff
  • General manager
  • Lighting designer / technician
  • Marketing manager
  • Playwright
  • Production assistant
  • Production manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Promoter
  • Prop manager
  • Scenic designer / artist
  • Script writer
  • Set designer/builder
  • Sound technician
  • Special events coordinator
  • Stage manager
  • Technical director
  • Tour coordinator
  • Wardrobe manager/supervisor

  • Copy Writer
  • Drama or Theatre Critic
  • Journalist
  • Media Coordinator/ Manager
  • News Anchor
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Publications Assistant
  • Publisher
  • Radio and Television Announcer
  • Reporter
  • Reviewer
  • Writer

  • Advertising specialist/manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Market research analyst
  • Promoter
  • Publicist
  • Publicity manager

  • Community and cultural assistant
  • Event coordinator
  • Fundraiser
  • Program director
  • Youth worker

  • Academic/Program Advisor
  • Alumni Relations Office
  • Arts School Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Teacher/Instructor/Tutor
  • Drama Workshop Facilitator

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Theatre

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Advertising specialist
  • Choreographer
  • Composer
  • Costume designer
  • Community relations director
  • Drama therapist
  • Film / music director
  • Make-up artist
  • Producer
  • Radio program director
  • Radio station manager
  • Professor

Start your job search

Explore career options

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.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

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.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Sir George Williams Campus
Room H-745

Loyola Campus
Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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