What Can I Do with an MHC Major in Theatre Arts?

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Act Now! Inc.
  • Newtrade Publishing
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
  • Boston Financial Data Services
  • Imagio Public Relations
  • Seacoast Repertory
  • Jean Ann Ryan Productions
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Juilliard School of Music
  • Manhattan Theater Club
  • Wediko Children’s Services
  • Trans World International

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Actor
  • Production Assistant
  • Teacher (Drama/other)
  • Wardrobe/Costume Supervisor/Manager
  • Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Account Executive
  • Marketing Associate
  • Program Coordinator/Director
  • Theater Technician
  • Development/Fundraising Associate
  • Playwright
  • Editor/Publisher

Online Resources:

  • Playbill
    Get the most recent news in theatre, search job listings, and find out what’s playing.
  • Artsearch – connect through LyonNet.
  • Theatre Jobs
    Job listings and resume service for ALL theatre occupations and specialties.
  • Theatre Groups "Search Machine"
    Search over 9,000 theatre groups. Also offers job postings, and Q&A’s for theatre arts students/professionals.
  • U of Wisconsin - Theatre Arts
    Explore different career titles in theatre and identify your marketable skills as a theatre major.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations including interpreters & translators, social scientists, teachers, and international business consultants.
  • Spotlight on Careers
    Explore the Sciences page - find career profiles, internship opportunities, and educational resources.
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through LyonNet
    Provides career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing.

Career Resource Library:

Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.