Careers

With your degree in Theater, you'll be prepared to pursue a career in acting, stage design and production, theater management or education.

Even if you don't pursue a career in theater or education, your degree will provide you with valuable skills for a number of fields. Through the collaborative art form of theater, students develop skills in communication, creativity and problem-solving.

Your career options include:

  • Casting Director
  • Cosmetics Artist
  • Costume Designer
  • Director
  • Film Critic
  • Movie Actor
  • Playwright
  • Producer
  • Stage Actor
  • Stage Designer
  • Stage Performer (Comedy, Dance, Music, etc.)
  • Stage Manager
  • Television Actor

For more information on your career options as a theater major, check out Lewis' Career Services Page.

Student Talk


  • Chad Tallon '08

    "At the PLT I was able to focus my talent and passion into hard work and blood, sweat, and tears. The dedication of the faculty and the support of all those at the university pushed me to strive for the best and never give up on my dream. It didn't take long to realize that I had absolutely made the right decision in coming to Lewis and that the PLT was the place to get a fantastic, well-rounded theatre education that would suit me best to become a professional actor."