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Careers for Theatre Arts: Acting Program Graduates

Common Job Titles

  • Actor
  • Camera operator
  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
  • Director
  • Film and video editor
  • Multimedia artist and animator
  • Musician and singer
  • Producer

Job Outlook Data

Actors held around 69,400 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of actors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Job growth in the movie industry will stem from continued strong demand for new movies and television shows. Production companies are experimenting with new content delivery methods, such as video on demand and online television, which may lead to more work for actors in the future.

Where Can I work With This Major?

The largest employers of actors are:

  • Motion picture and video production studios
  • Television
  • Theaters
  • Theme parks

» Get information about Adelphi’s Theatre Arts Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Actors

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Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Department of Theatre
Performing Arts Center
p – 516.877.4930