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Theatre Major

The theatre department at SUNY Plattsburgh endeavors to provide you with the necessary skills to succeed academically, professionally and personally.

What Will I Learn?

Working within the framework of theatre as a liberal art, you will focus on performance, theatrical design/technology, theatre history, dramatic literature and theory — and combine these skills within our generalist B.A. major.

What is Unique About Our Program?

Theatre majors have an opportunity to enter their work and attend the Region 1 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, in areas from acting, playwriting, design, stage management, and dramaturgy, just to name a few.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Working with faculty who are both scholars and professional directors and designers, our students have gone onto work in the professional theatre, professional graduate training programs in theatre, teaching, and into many different communications-related fields:

  • Actor
  • Artistic Director
  • Box Office Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Costume Shop Supervisor
  • Drama Coach
  • Dramaturg
  • Director
  • Fight Choreographer
  • House Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Makeup Arts
  • Master Carpenter
  • Master Electrician
  • Musical Director
  • Playwright
  • Producer
  • Production Manager
  • Pyrotechnician
  • Recording Engineer
  • Rigger
  • Scenic Designer
  • Scenic Painter
  • Sound Designer
  • Special Effects Designer
  • Stage Crew
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Technician
  • Theatre Consultant
  • Theatre Critic
  • Theatre Educator
  • Vocal Coach

A major in theatre arts also prepares you well for an amazing variety of collaborative, creative, people-oriented careers:

  • Administration
  • Advertising/Marketing Specialist
  • Amusement Park Entertainer
  • Art Director or Arts Administrator
  • Booking Manager
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Business Manager
  • Communication Technology Specialist
  • Community Affairs Officer
  • Computer Design Specialist
  • Conflict Mediator
  • Copy Writer
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Development Officer/Fundraiser
  • Drama Therapy
  • Education
  • Entertainment Producer
  • Equipment Operator
  • Event and Production Management
  • Facilities Manager
  • Exhibit/Display Designer
  • Human Relations Specialist
  • Interior or Fashion Designer
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Planner
  • Model
  • Movie Theater Manager
  • Personal or Program Assistant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Sales Representative
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Student Affairs Specialist
  • Talent Manager/Scout
  • Theatre Journalist
  • Ticket Sales Coordinator
  • Tour Guide
  • Tourism Program Director
  • Training & Development Specialist
  • Voice-Over Performer
  • Writer/Editor
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