Career Preparation

Alumni from the Department of Theatre work in a variety of industries throughout the world. The breadth of professional training a student receives at TCU allows him or her to obtain a variety of careers.

Professional Theatres

TCU alumni have an extraordinary track record of success in the theatre and other entertainment careers, having worked on Broadway, television and major motion pictures. Among the professional theatres where TCU alumni have worked are:

The Actor’s Gang

American Heartland Theatre of Kansas City

American Musical Theatre of San Jose

Amphibian Productions

Aubin Lane Theatre

Bruce Wood Dance Company

Casa Mañana

Cavern Theatre

Chicago Shakespeare Company

Circle Theatre

Classics in the Park

Crossroads Theatre

Dallas Theatre Center

The Denver Center Theatre Company

El Portal Center Theatre

Finborough Theatre (UK)

Findlay Summer Stock

Fort Worth Opera

Fredericksburg Theatre Company

Goodspeed Opera House

Granbury Opera House

Guthrie Theatre

Hip Pocket Theatre

In Tandem Theatre

Kids Who Care

Jean Cocteau Repertory

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jubilee Theatre

Kansas City Starlight Theatre

The London Theatre (UK)

The Loft Theatre

Lone Star Theatre Ensemble

Lyric Stage

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

MacOwan Theatre

MET2 Theatre

Milwaukee Chamber of Theatre

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Missouri Repertory Theatre

Music Theatre of Wichita

Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

Nebraska Theatre Caravan

Next Act Theatre

North Shore Music Theatre

Pegasus Theatre

Publick Theatre of Boston

Public Theater (NYC)

Southern Arena Theatre

The Shakespeare Theatre Company

Santa Fe Opera

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Santa Fe Opera

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Spoleto Festival USA


Stageplays Theatre Company

Stages St. Louis

Steppenwolf Theatre

Theatre League of Kansas City

Uptown Players


Graduate Schools

Many of our theatre alumni have been accepted and gone on to excellent graduate schools in theatre. Among the graduate schools are:

American Conservatory Theatre

Boston University

Brandeis University

California Institute of the Arts

California State University-Fullerton

California State University-Long Beach

Chapman University

Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

Columbia University (NYC)

Florida State University

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Indiana University-Bloomington

North Carolina School of the Arts

Northwestern University

Purdue University

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (UK)

Rutgers University

Southern Methodist University

State University of New York-Binghamton

Texas State University

Texas Tech University

University of Arizona

University of Idaho

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Memphis

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of Oregon

University of Southern California

University of Southern Mississippi

University of Texas-Austin

University of California-San Diego

Wayne State University


Higher Education Careers

Some Theatre TCU alumni have become excellent theatre educators at colleges and universities across the country. Institutions where TCU alumni have taught or are currently teaching include:

Coastal Carolina University

Creighton University

Emporia State University

Illinois State University

Lees-McRae College

Marquette University

Texas Christian University

University of Colorado-Boulder

University of Denver

University of Nebraska-Omaha

University of Texas-Arlington

Valdosta State University



Recent Alumni Theatre Assignments

Alex Vinh is currently on Broadway as an understudy for the Tony Award-winning musical Kimberly Akimbo.

Caity Mulkearns is an Associate Costume Designer on the Broadway production of Shucked. 

John Devereaux is currently on the Angelica national tour of Hamilton.

Taylor Quick is currently in Grease (Sandy) at Fulton Theatre after being on the national tour of the musical Anastasia.

Alison Whitehurst recently closed the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Angelina Vyushkova is currently the Light Board Operator at the Guthrie Theater.

Zach Briscoe works as a Theatre Specialist at Schuler & Shook architecture firm.

Arrington Foster had a feature role in the BET series “The Family Business.”

Bradley Gosnell and Daniel Floren’s play Gun and a Motel Bible received awards at Hollywood Fringe Festival and will be made into a film.



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Career Services

You’ll have access to a career consultant who works with fine arts students. This person’s expertise working with arts majors is a clear advantage for you. Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career consultant, who will assess and analyze what you need most. Whether you’re crafting a speech or preparing for a job interview, your career consultant is there on the sidelines — pushing you into the game. Launch your career with a simple phone call. Contact Melanie Coulson at 817-257-2222.



Melanie Coulson
Career Consultant to the College of Fine Arts

For more information about job opportunities, please visit:

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