Performing Arts

Career Guide

The field of performing arts focuses on using body or voice to convey artistic expression through theatre and dance, often live or on film. Positions in this field spend time studying and rehearsing roles, training, exercising, and collaborating with other performing artists.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to performing arts, including:

Learn about careers in the field

  • Actor
  • Agent or business manager
  • Arts Administrator/Manager
  • Choreographer
  • Composer
  • Dancer
  • Film Director
  • Music Director
  • Music Teacher
  • Musician
  • Producer
  • Performing Arts Critic or Reporter
  • Set, Costume, or Lighting Designer
  • Stage Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director
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