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Interest Area: Performing Arts

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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with Performing Arts. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.

Majors:

Dance

Film and Media Studies

Music

Music Performance

Theatre

Theatre Design

Theatre and Voice

 

Careers:

Actor/Actress

Artistic Director

Arts Administrator/Manager

Attorney: Entertainment Law

Ballet Mistress/Master

Band Director

Box Office Manager

Broadcast Technician

Casting Director

Choir Director

Choreographer

Composer/Arranger

Concert Soloist

Conductor

Costume Designer

Cruise Director

Dance Company Manager

Dance Critic

Dance Studio Owner

Dance Therapist

Dance Writer

Dancer

Director

Disc Jockey/Announcer

Drama Coach or Teacher

Drama Therapist

Educational Programs Director

Film Music Editor

General/Company Manager

Instrument Service Specialist

Lighting Designer

Makeup or Hairstylist

Music Promoter

Music Software Programmer

Music Store Manager

Musician

Organist

Playwright

Private Music Teacher

Producer

Production Manager

Prop Master

Public Relations Specialist

Publicist/Promoter

Recording Sound Engineer/Mixer

Recreation Director

Sales Representative

Scenic Artist

School Music Teacher

Section Leader/Section Member

Set/Scene Designer

Sound Designer

Special Effects Specialist

Stage Manager

Studio Musician

Talent Agent

Teacher

Technical Director

Theatrical Critic

Tour Manager

Voice Coach

Voice-Over Artist


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