Theatre arts majors work as actors, assistants to faculty designers, stage managers, production managers, technical directors, and choreographers. Most students act, design, technical direct, or manage at least one production annually and often assist faculty on outside professional productions.
Alumni include Emmy Award-winning actors, lighting directors, Broadway designers and stage managers, costume technicians and wardrobe managers, technical directors, and lighting programmers and technicians. Notable performance alumni include John Turturro, Aida Turturro, Michael Badalucco, and Joan Chen, among others.
The Department’s vast alumni network works vigorously with the department to ensure student placement and provide employment opportunities throughout the country, especially in New York City. Most serious graduates from the past decade have found gainful employment in the entertainment industry or full assistantships in leading graduate programs.
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