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Career Opportunities

The theater program at American International College currently offers a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts and a Minor in Theater Arts as well as co-curricular opportunities. The program requires students to take courses in acting, directing, theory, history, criticism and technical theater. Students who study theater at the college will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of career options that will ensure financial, spiritual, artistic and personal growth. The career options span the discipline and are surprisingly varied. Below are some positions that theater students could potentially fill after their training with us.

Technical Theater & Design

Set Designer
Light Designer
Costume Designer
Costume Stitcher
Wardrobe Director
Wig Maker
Props Artisan
Theatrical Electrician
Run Crew
Theatrical Painter
Theatrical Carpenter
Make up Designer
Sound Designer
Light/Sound Board Operator
Union Crew Member

Performance/Writing

Actor
Singer
Voice over Artist
Dancer
Narrator
Poet
Playwright
Theater Critic
TV Announcer
Dramaturg(Theatrical Researcher)
Clown
Comedian
Performance Artist
Theater Historian

Administrative/Production

Director
Asst. Director
Stage Manager
Producer
Theatrical Agent
Theater Manager
Artistic Director
Managing Director
Choreographer
Box Office Manager
Theater Usher
Casting Director
Director of New Play Development
Grant Writer (for theatre's)

Education

K-12 Theater Instructor
College Professor of Theater (After Graduate Work)
Director of Education (Regional Professional Theater)
Independent Teaching Artist
Voice Teacher
Movement Teacher
Acting Teacher (Community Centers)

Where Do Graduates Work?

Independent Theatres
Community Centers
Theme Parks
National Tours
Non-Profit Arts Organizations
Cruise Lines
Colleges and Universities
Elementary Schools
Junior High Schools
High Schools
Retirement Facilities
Performing Arts Centers
Community Theatres
Children's Theatres
Etc...

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