If you have an interest in the performing arts, consider adding a minor in theatre to your plan of study.
Whether your passion is performing under the bright lights on the main stage or keeping things running smoothly from the back-of-house, knowledge about the theatre and performing arts will enhance your career preparation and enrich your major.
Earning a theatre minor enables you to use your creative talents and energies—and gain important skills useful for careers in business, communication, education, history, music, studio art, and other fields.
To earn a minor in theatre at Marian, you will complete at least 18 credit hours of theatre coursework.
View theatre courses offered in the Marian University course catalogue.
Earning a minor in theatre will provide you with skills that can be applied in virtually any career that calls for:
Here are some examples:
|Major (B.S. or B.A. degree)||Minor||Career options|
|Communication||Theatre||Publicist for actors, entertainers, or arts organizations. Social media or web content manager. Media relations specialist, corporate spokesperson, or press secretary. Script or news writer.|
|English||Theatre||Film, TV, or theatre writer. Comedy, script, or speech writer. Author or novelist.|
|Finance||Theatre||Film, TV, or theatre producer. Financial manager for an arts organization. Investment or venture capital manager.|
|Management||Theatre||Stage manager or show runner. Arts administrator, department head, or program manager.|
|Marketing||Theatre||Advertising specialist, marketing director, sales and ticketing manager, and digital or social media manager.|
|Secondary education||Theatre||High school drama teacher, acting coach, and film, TV, or theatre director.|
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here are employment projections for some of those professions:
|Occupation||Growth through 2026||Median salary (2016)|
|Film and video editor; camera operator||13 percent||$58,210|
|Producer and director||12 percent||$71,620|
|Actor||12 percent||$17.49 per hour on average|
|Administrative services manager||10 percent||$94,020|
|Writer and author||8 percent||$61,820|
|High school teacher||8 percent||$59,170|
|Sales manager||7 percent||$121,060|
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