Drama Careers & Internships

You've found your passion, and now you're ready to turn that into a career. 

Drama students gain all the benefits of rigorous a liberal arts education, including research, writing, and critical thinking skills. They also emerge from our program as highly communicative, organized, and empathetic individuals, ready for the challenges of the twenty-first century. While many of our students go on to thrive in the arts, many also double major, bringing their theater and performance education into a variety of professional fields.

Our drama majors have found success in the entertainment industry, education, medicine, law, and other professions. Whatever path they pursue, we provide resources that help our graduates meet their goals after graduation. 

David Turkel Wins First Place in Writing Competition for his paper, "Illusion in The Glass Menagerie and A Touch of the Poet"

David Turkel Wins First Place in Writing Competition for his paper, "Illusion in The Glass Menagerie and A Touch of the Poet"

PAD Alums, Sanjit De Silva LA ' 98 and Sathya Sridharan LA '09 to act in a new radio play version of "Richard II."

PAD Alums, Sanjit De Silva LA ' 98 and Sathya Sridharan LA '09 to act in a new radio play version of "Richard II."

The Career Center

Register for CareerLink

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.

Visit the CareerLink website

Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

meet a career advisor

Internship Opportunities

We encourage our students to pursue internship opportunities in the St. Louis area and across the country. Our recent graduates have explored their field through a variety of internships including:

Children's Theatre Company
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Less Annoying CRM
Lionsgate
Lott Entertainment
Marin Theatre Company
Muny
Nashville Children's Theatre
Prevent Child Abuse America
Seattle Children's Theatre
Stages St. Louis
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
The Black Repertory Theatre
Union Avenue Opera
Vice

Continuing Your Education

Many of our graduates choose to go on to graduate school to continue their education.
They have joined prestigious universities across the country including:

Northwestern University | Seoul National University

New York University | Washington University in St. Louis

Careers

Our majors graduate and go on to great jobs around the country. Here are some of the companies that our graduates have joined straight out of college:

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Capital Fringe
Epic
Great Circle
Less Annoying CRM
Marin Theatre Company
Opera House
Pediatric Opthalmic Consultants
Playscripts, Inc
Stages St. Louis
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Theatre Seven of Chicago