Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. 

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification

Occupations related to this program

Actors and comedians

  • Actor
  • Comedian
  • Mime

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

  • Artistic director

Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts

  • Dresser
  • Prompter
  • Props handler
  • Scenic painter

Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

  • Costume maker
  • Make-up artist
  • Wardrobe master


  • Theatre critic

Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

  • Theatre director
  • Theatre company manager

Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations

  • Arts association executive director
  • Arts and culture association chairperson
  • Cultural association president

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement services also allows students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies. It is also useful to browse potential employers website to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Gardener's Plum
  • Great Canadian Theatre Company - GCTC
  • National Arts Centre - NAC
  • Orpheus Musical Theatre Society
  • Théâtre du Trillium
  • CBC Radio-Canada
  • CCI Entertainment
  • Factory Theatre
  • Harbourfront Centre
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation
  • Stratford Festival
  • Tarragon Theatre
  • Canadian Stage Company
  • Princess of Wales Theatre
  • Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Québec
  • Ex Machina
  • Grand théâtre de Québec
  • L'Équipe Spectra
  • National Film Board of Canada - NFB
  • Théâtre du nouveau monde - TNM
  • Aboriginal People Television Network
  • Cercle Molière
  • Evergreen Theatre
  • Fringe Theatre Adventures - FTA
  • New West Theatre
  • Rumble Productions
  • Theatre Projects Manitoba

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities. They are a great source of information.

  • Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
  • Alliance for Arts and Culture
  • Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Theatre, and Radio Artists - ACTRA
  • Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec - APASQ
  • Association des théâtres francophones du Canada - ATFC
  • Association québécoise des auteurs dramatiques - AQAD
  • Canadian Actors' Equity Association - CAEA
  • Canadian Association for Theatre Research
  • Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals
  • Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology - CITT
  • Canadian Theatre Critics Association - CTCA
  • Centre des auteurs dramatiques - CEAD
  • Conseil québécois du théâtre - CQT
  • Cultural Human Resources Council
  • Fédération québécoise du théâtre amateur - FQRA
  • Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance
  • Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
  • Motion Picture Association Canada
  • Manitoba Arts Council
  • Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts - TAPA
  • Union des artistes - UDA

Date modified: 2023-06-22