Published: 22 January 2018

Top jobs with a theatre production degree

Discover where a degree in theatre production could take you, and find out what careers Surrey theatre production graduates have pursued.


My course has challenged me to become a better, more rounded practitioner before entering the industry.

Oliver Burridge, BA Theatre Production

If you choose to study for a degree in theatre production you will graduate as a creative, confident and highly-skilled technical practitioner with the ability and stamina to thrive in the exciting entertainment industry and beyond.

Theatre production graduates are trained to work in professional theatre production, in areas such as lighting, sound, stage management, scenic arts and digital scenography.

However, their skills can transfer to a wide range of careers related to theatre production and the entertainment industry.

Careers with a theatre production degree

Jobs that relate directly to a degree in theatre production include:

  • Lighting designer
  • Lighting technician
  • Set designer
  • Scenic designer
  • Sound designer
  • Sound technician
  • Production manager
  • Stage manager
  • Technical director
  • Show control designer
  • Stagehand
  • Carpenter
  • Charge artist.

Your skills and knowledge will also be highly valued in other roles within theatre and the entertainment industry, such as:

  • Producer
  • Wardrobe supervisor
  • Front of house
  • Electrician
  • Costume designer
  • Company manager
  • Artistic director
  • Paint crew
  • Grip.

Graduate jobs with a theatre and performance degree

Our BA Theatre Production graduates are extremely successful in finding work in theatre. They have worked, or are currently working on, multiple West End productions and major tours, including:

  • Dirty Dancing
  • Spamalot
  • Ghost the Musical
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Les Mis√©rables
  • Rock of Ages.

We are also extremely proud of our alumni working in numerous regional theatres, arts venues, ballet and opera companies, prop-making and scenic construction companies, corporate events, and sound, lighting and video hire companies.

Over recent years, a number of our graduates have gone onto management roles, such as:

  • Royal Albert Hall, Senior Technical Manager
  • West End shows and No 1 Tours, Company Manager
  • ATG Theatres, Technical Director
  • Birmingham Symphony Hall, Technical Manager.


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