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Career Opportunities with a Major in Theatre

MSU Denver offers a BA/BFA Theatre degree that includes a BA in Theatre and a BFA with concentrations in Music Theatre or Applied Theatre Technology and Design. Music Theatre has been the hallmark of the program for fifteen years. Liberal Arts based, in partnership with the Music Department, the Music Theatre program is the only one of its kind in the Denver-Metro area.

The MSU Denver Theatre program's annual productions are held in the MSU Denver Studio Theatre at the King Center on the Auraria Campus, in downtown Denver, Colorado. The MSU Denver Theatre program also performs at the Eugenia Rawls Coutyard Theatre and has a Blackbox Theatre in the ARTS building. The technologically advanced and accessible Kenneth King Academic and Performing Arts Center provides extraordinary shared performance spaces.

Accomplished professionals mentor students toward the goal of becoming well-rounded, professionally prepared technicians and performers. Theatre is equipment for living!

MSU Denver Theatre Department Website


Skills Related to Theatre

  • Strong inter-personal communications

  • Concrete conflict management and resolution

  • Writing and critical reading

  • Computer fluency

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others

  • Creative problem-solving

  • Time management

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Basic math skills

Potential Careers Related to Theatre

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a theatre major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which theatre majors may consider.

Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Actor Art director Costume technician
Cruise ship workers Designer: props Director
Electrician Events coordinator Film Producer
Makeup artist Marketing Performance manager
Producer Production assistant Production management
Production designer Rigger: theatre and arena Script writing
Special effects coordinator Stage carpenters Stage management
Technical director Technical theatre production Television actor
Theatre management Theatrical design Tour guides

Employers in Theatre

  • Churches

  • Circuses

  • Community theatre

  • Convention centers

  • Cruise lines

  • Hotels

  • Summer theatres

  • Theatre companies

Professional Organizations in This Field

Websites Related to Theatre


The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.

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