Pursue a full-time career in musical theatre, theatre, film or television. Or take part in amateur productions in your community. Whichever path you choose after graduation, you have the knowledge, experience and connections you need to succeed.

For many of our graduates, the Theatre Arts program is a first step toward a life-long commitment to the stage. Some find work in Edmonton's thriving theatre scene. Others bring their talent to performing arts companies throughout Alberta, across the country and around the globe.

Performing arts careers

Our alumni work in the performing arts sector as:

  • Actors
  • Singers
  • Dancers
  • Musicians
  • Choreographers
  • Directors
  • Artistic directors
  • Musical directors
  • Playwrights
  • Composers
  • Lyricists
  • Stand-up comics
  • Voice-over artists
  • Body motion models in the film and gaming industry

The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) hosts detailed occupational profiles, salary survey data, trend reports and assessment tools to help you choose and plan a life-long career that matches your skills and interests.

Apply your skills in any job

In the Theatre Arts diploma, you learn skills that serve you well on and off the stage, including:

  • Public speaking
  • Critical thinking
  • Textual analysis
  • Time management
  • Working collaboratively
  • Accepting and incorporating feedback
  • Empathizing with others

 These skills are invaluable in the workplace, no matter what career you choose.

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Further study

Once you graduate, consider further study in your field with a MacEwan University degree. All courses in your program are credit courses and may help you finish a second credential in less time.

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Take credit for your work

All courses completed in this program are credit courses and may be transferable toward further study at post-secondary institutions in Alberta.