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Theatre Careers

If you've ever wondered what can you do with a theatre expertise, University of the Cumberlands has put together a sampling of theatre jobs you might be able to obtain.


As a graduate, and former theatre student at University of the Cumberlands, you’ll have the performance skills you need to pursue a career on the stage, television, movies and entertainment. The acting field is growing – projected to grow 32 percent by 20304. And actors are averaging $23.48 an hour.

Producer or Director2

Take your impact on the industry to the next level as a producer or director. The need for these positions is projected to grow 24 percent in the next decade, making an average of $79,000 across job titles.

Post-secondary Instructor3

Another direction you can take is in teaching – training tomorrow’s stars on the college stage. With a median annual salary of $79,640, employment of post-secondary teachers is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade.


  • Entertainer
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • Voice-Over Artist
  • Comic
  • Community Theater Director
  • Television Producer
  • Thespian Professor
  • Associate Theatre Professor

"32 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Actors and Entertainers by 20304

1Actors and Entertainers
2Producers and Directors
3Postsecondary Teachers