With your degree in Theater, you'll be prepared to pursue a career in acting, stage design and production, theater management or education.

Even if you don't pursue a career in theater or education, your degree will provide you with valuable skills for a number of fields. Through the collaborative art form of theater, students develop skills in communication, creativity and problem-solving.

Your career options include:

  • Casting Director
  • Cosmetics Artist
  • Costume Designer
  • Director
  • Film Critic
  • Movie Actor
  • Playwright
  • Producer
  • Stage Actor
  • Stage Designer
  • Stage Performer (Comedy, Dance, Music, etc.)
  • Stage Manager
  • Television Actor

For more information on your career options as a theater major, check out Lewis' Career Services Page.

Alumni Speak

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    Chad Tallon '08
    Resident Actor Red House Theatre, NY

    "The dedication of the faculty and the support of all those at the university pushed me to strive for the best and never give up on my dream. It didn’t take long to realize that I had absolutely made the right decision in coming to Lewis and that the PLT was the place to get a fantastic, well-rounded theatre education that would suit me best to become a professional actor."

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    Kay Cannon
    Writer and co-executive producer New Girl, writer of Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2

    "I'm not going to say something cliché like, ‘love what you do.’ But you should at least like what you do. And stop comparing yourself to others. Compare yourself only to where you want to be and what you need to do to get there."

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    Jason Aguirre '08

    "The deep-rooted passion I have for performance and the creation of theatre is a direct result of the training I received at Lewis University. Learning from Lewis faculty does not simply develop skill, it develops an appreciation for the craft of theatre."

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    Guinevere Grana McGahan '08

    "My favorite memories are those at the Philip Lynch Theatre. There was nothing better than living, breathing and being part of the theatre program."

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    Rick McCallum '77

    Shortly after graduating from Lewis University, Rick moved to California to build his career in Hollywood as a stunt man – and from his impressive resume, he has unquestionably succeeded. He has worked on more than 70 films with more on the horizon.

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    Kayce Alltop '00

    "Some of my fondest memories at Lewis encompass the preview receptions after rehearsing a show for weeks. The faculty served as my role models, and helped to shape me into the performer I am today."