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Drama and Speech

Definition

Drama / Speech involves creative dramatic expression, primarily in front of live audiences. All major aspects of performance preparation are studied.

Job Titles to Consider

 

Actor / Actress
Booking Manager
Casting Director
Comedian
Dancer / Dance Teacher
Director
Drama Teacher / Coach
Impersonator
Instructor-Trainer
Magician
Make-up Artist
Model
Movie Stand-in
Narrator
Playwright
Program Assistant
Radio / TV Announcer
Set Designer
Singer / Voice Teacher
Stage Director
Theater Manager
Theatrical Agent
TV / Film Assistant

Students trained in theatre art can succeed in many fields. Our graduates are bank presidents, lawyers, deans of fine arts departments, college professors, costume designers, lighting technicians, artistic directors of theatres and managers of private performance programs. Theatre students need not stay in their specific field to excel. Their skills and creativity and discipline make them a #1 choice in many other career situations. They are skilled, disciplined, and can be counted on to get the job done.

 
Can you prove you have the most important skills to hear “You’re Hired”?
   

Communication Skills
Communication skills involve active listening, presentation as well as excellent writing capabilities. Can you explain technical concepts to partners, customers and coworkers in a way they will understand?

Computer and Technical Literacy
Today, most jobs require basic competency in computer software.

Interpersonal Skills
The ability to work in teams, relate to people and manage conflict is extremely important in the workplace. How have you done this in the past? What is your conflict management style?

Adaptability
Are you able to adapt to changes and manage multiple tasks? In today’s professional world, the ability to learn new technologies and adjust to changing surroundings is important.

Research Skills
Hiring managers seek employees that are skilled at assessing situations, are able to seek multiple perspectives and gather more in-depth information.

Project Management Skills
Organization, planning and effectively implementing projects are all important skills to an employer. Many companies are choosing not to hire project managers, and are expecting all employees to possess the skills necessary to carry out projects.

Problem-Solving Skills
You need the ability to use creativity, reasoning, past experience, and available resources to resolve issues in any field. Solving problems will save your organization time and money.

Strong Work Ethic
Can you take initiative? Are you reliable? Can you do the job right the first time? Managers don’t have the time watch your every move, so this is a skill that is expected from all employees.

Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence is not a skill that will be listed in a job description. However, it is a highly sought after skill that relates to social skills, social awareness and self-management abilities.
 

Professional Organizations

United States Institute for Theatre Technology
www.culturenet.ca/usitt/home.htm

Theatre Communications Group
www.tcg.org/

American Association of Community Theatre
www.aact.org

American Women in Radio and TV, Inc.
www.awrt.org

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
www.ssdc.org

Additional Sources of Information

Job Listings and Internships for Entertainment Careers
www.entertainmentcareers.net

National Association of Broadcasters
www.nab.org

Public Relations Society of America, Inc.
www.prsa.org

Screen Actors Guild
www.sag.org

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
www.ascap.com

Theater Musicians Association
www.afm-tma.org

Actors’ Equity Association
www.actorsequity.org

National Dance Council of America
www.ncda.org

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