16/09/2021

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What a career in Performing Arts and Theatre looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for a degree in the industry you want to head into.

This blog will discuss some of the realities of performing arts jobs, and what potential performing arts careers are out there. Still, with a Performing Arts and Theatre degree, there are plenty of options, including casting, broadcasting, theatre producer, dancing, working on cruise ships or in the leisure industry.

Career options

By gaining a degree in the performing arts, you will have transferable skills that will allow you to venture out into plenty of performing arts careers. One that might not seem as obvious is working in drama therapy.

Drama therapy is a powerful way to help people with their emotions and feelings. A drama therapist works hard to help people, either individually, or as part of a group, whether that be a work team or a family. In drama therapy, people act out their emotions and scenarios in a controlled environment.

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Day-to-day, a drama therapist will speak to those who are struggling individually to discover backgrounds, have open discussion groups, and spend time writing up their findings in an office space.

In the spotlight

There are thousands of esteemed actors and actresses who are famous for their work in front of the camera. It was the faith of Hollywood actress Rachel McAdams drama teacher, that persuaded her to leave studying politics so she could have a career in the spotlight. She studied theatre at York University, graduating in 2001.

If you’re considering a Performing Arts and Theatre career, be sure to check out the fantastic degree options on offer from the University of Bolton. Click here for more information.

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MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries: Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA Arts Management
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MA Arts Management
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

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