What can I do with this degree?

Career opportunities

Choosing Theatre at Dal opens you up to a world of opportunity through a wide variety of career options:

  • Many of our students have gone on to become directors, playwrights, actors, artisans, technicians and designers in the professional theatre in Canada and abroad, including:
    • Neptune
    • Tarragon
    • Buddies in Bad Times
    • Young People’s Theatre (LKTYP)
    • Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    • Cirque de Soleil
    • London’s Royal National Theatre
  • Several of our students have gone on to become drama teachers in high schools.
  • Costume Studies students have worked as:
    • designers and cutters at Cirque de Soleil
    • associate designer for the Las Vegas Celine Dion Water Shows
    • stitchers, cutters and dressers in London’s large production companies
    • costume-makers for living history sites such as Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Plimoth Plantation.
  • Several Theatre Studies and Film Studies students have gone on to careers in arts administration in the theatre and film industries.
  • Several students have gone on to careers in law.
Discover what our alumni have done with their degrees

Read our alumni stories to learn about some of the amazing things our former students have been up to since graduating from Dal.

Future studies

An undergraduate degree in Theatre provides a great foundation for many future academic programs. Whether you’re interested in doing a Masters of Arts in Theatre, Literature and Performance Studies to name just a few, or moving on to a professional program like Education or Law, Dalhousie has a wide variety of programs to choose from.

Opportunities for future studies in Theatre are wide and varied:

  • MA and PhD in Theatre, Literature or Performance Studies
  • MFA in Scenography
  • MA and PhD in Costume Design and Museum Studies
  • Higher level acting schools such as National Theatre School, LAMDA, etc.
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Education