The “business” aspects of pursuing a career in the arts are discussed both in and out of class, and our senior Career Preparation seminar course help students prepare for their initial career move after graduation. We discuss important topics such as resumes, head-shots, websites, demos, finding an agent, joining the unions, etc.
While the UM faculty encourages your artistic development, we also help define your post-college career goals and plan the start of your career. Our Full-Time Theatre Faculty members have worked around the country, and often provide career advice to theatre alums long after graduation. Theatre Majors leave UM with a plan and have the necessary training and skills needed to pursue their dreams.
We also bring in several Guest Artists from New York, Los Angeles and regional theatres each year to teach workshops with UM theatre students, and also discuss various aspects of pursuing a professional career in theatre, film or TV.