Career Opportunities - T&F

Career Possibilities

A theater and film education develops creativity and collaboration skills, teaches discipline, and allows students to see the practical outcome of their endeavors. Theatre and Film students are well prepared for careers that include working with, relating to, and assessing people. They develop strong communication and organizational skills. These skills open up many career possibilities for students in addition to the theater/film/dance professions, ranging from marketing to social work.

Find out what you can do with a Major in Theater Arts! Visit PSU's Career Center.

Find out what you can do with a Major in Film at PSU's Career Center

Oh! What a Lovely War directed by Glenn Gauer                  TA 4/508 Directing Actors for the Camera  taught by Edwin Collier


PSU theatre and film students have gone on to do the following in the profession:

  • Television and film actor, art director and designer, Los Angeles
  • Drama and dance teacher, Portland
  • University theatre, dance and film faculty
  • Costume, lighting, and scene designer
  • Systems designer, Intel
  • Public television producer, OPB
  • Writer, poet, and playwright
  • Development and marketing officer, arts organization
  • Manager, Performing arts facilites
  • Story Editor, Universal Studios
  • Freelance stage actor or director, Portland to London
  • Film and video properties master
  • Agent and casting director
  • Sales manager, entertainment industry supplier
  • Drama and film critic, Portland
  • Trade show manager, international sportswear manufacturer


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