The theatre has always been a home to dreamers, rebels, and visionaries. At Northeastern, we embrace the highest aspirations of theatre as art, and combine them with intellectual inquiry, social awareness, global perspective and real world experience.

The study of theatre is inherently multi-disciplinary and boldly responsive to the moment in which we live. At the core of all plays is the story of a hero who takes a transformative journey toward the discovery of truth and identity.

Theatre at Northeastern offers you a dramatic transformation greater than any playwright could conceive. The College of Arts, Media and Design is a hub for creativity and entrepreneurship, blending rigorous academic excellence with a vibrant spirit of innovation – all within the context of one of the world’s most progressive universities and most vibrant theatre cities.

We aspire to a new vision of theatre education for the 21st century. This means combining dynamic studio and stage experiences with a powerful knowledge of dramatic literature, history and theory. It means reinterpreting the classics, singing out the musicals, dancing with modernity, transcending boundaries, taking risks and embracing your passion. It means understanding how a career in theatre is achievable and viable. And along this journey, you might just discover a new kind of theatre that has not even been imagined yet.

Job Titles

Actor/ActressArt Journalist
Advertising ManagerLighting Designer
Booking AgentMarketing Manager
Casting DirectorMuseum Manager
Children’s Theater DirectorNonprofit Arts Manager
Community Affairs LiaisonProfessor
Convention DirectorProps Designer
Costume DesignerPublic Relations Specialist
Costume Shop SupervisorSet Designer
Development OfficerStage Manager
Events CoordinatorTheatre Manager
Fashion Merchandiser

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Actors’ Shakespeare ProjectDunkin Brands, Inc.
Boston Children’s TheatreGoodspeed Musicals
Celebrity Series BostonPunched in the Head Productions
Central Square Theater


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
 Advertising, Public Relations and MarketingPerformance, Community Theatres and Summer Stock
 Cultural InstitutionsPublishing
 Film, Television and RadioSecondary and Higher Education


Internships and Co-ops

hese sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Artistic, Production, Stage and Other Interns
  • Entertainment Intern
  • Literary/Dramaturgical Intern
  • Production Intern
  • Special Event Fundraising Intern
  • Theatre Management Intern

Use, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Websites for Career Exploration

Websites for Job Search

Career Development Videos

Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click here
*For additional student activities clickhere.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedInpages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups