Theatre graduate destinations
Theatre graduates are well placed to enter a wide range of employment sectors not directly related to their degree, particularly those that can utilise the broad range of communication skills that are developed through their course of study.
Data obtained from
- Single and joint honours Theatre courses (BA)
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 22 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 75.9%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||5%|
Theatre graduates tend to find employment in areas directly related to their degree. These include film production, acting, the theatre and media related activities. As a result of the skills they develop during their course, Theatre graduates are also able to apply for another 70% of vacancies that are open to graduates of any degree discipline. The potential employment areas are very wide.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||6|
|Other sectors (3 sectors)||4|
Employers and occupations
Examples of employers
- Bristol Old Vic
- Elevate Education
- Woodland Collies School, Oxford Playhouse
- Trinity Community Centre
- CMC Markets
Examples of occupations
- Production Assistant and Lighting Technician
- Participation Assistant
- Self-employed Artistic Director
- Theatre Aide
Several recent graduates have entered further study, including a range of programmes such as Practical Film Making (MA), Screen Media and Cultures (MPhil) and Musical Theatre (MA).
Explore your career options
You can explore specific sectors and career options on the Prospects website: What can I do with my degree?
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