Career Information

The faculty are focused on mentoring students in the collaboration, communication, and performance skills necessary for success in the theatrical profession. Students learn to communicate competently, retrieve information, think critically, analyze and solve problems, as well as see issues from multiple perspectives in the service of changing the world through storytelling.

  • Actor (film, television, theatre) 
  • Attorney (entertainment law) 
  • Arts Administrator 
  • Choreographer 
  • Community Arts Educator/Teaching Artist 
  • Dancer 
  • Director (film, television, theatre) 
  • Drama Therapist 
  • Music Director 
  • Playwright 
  • Producer (film, television, theatre) 
  • Screenwriter (film, television) 
  • Singer 
  • Stage Manager 
  • Vocal Coach 
  • Voice Teacher 

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016) actor/performers in Wyoming earn an average annual salary of $50,752, with a range between $41, 823 and $61,966, but the majority of these jobs include a teaching component as there are limited opportunities for full-time performing in the state and job growth is expected to be flat or 0% through 2026.  

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016) actor/performers earn an average annual salary of $34,980, with a range between $17,940 and $78,160Employment of actor/performers is projected to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth in the media industry (including film, television, online, streaming) will stem from continued strong demand for new original content across all platforms. Job growth is expected to increase 6% for singers, 5% for dancers, and 3% for choreographers. 

In the past several years Western students have successfully transferred into the following theatre programs, to name a few: 

Boise State University 
Brigham Young University 
Central Washington University 
Colorado Mesa University 
Cornish College of the Arts 
Colorado State University 
Dickinson State University 
Idaho State University 
San Diego State University
San Jose State University 
Southern Utah University 
Stevens College 
University of Colorado Denver 
University of Idaho 
University of Montana
University of Utah 
University of Wyoming 
Utah State University 
Utah Valley University 
Weber State University 
Westminster College  



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