The Role of Theater Education in Business

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The Role of Theatre
Education in Business

What Can You "Do" with the knowledge
learned from Theatre Education?


Two Types of Jobs
Professional Work –
that requires special training in law school, medical
school, architecture school, and so forth, and

Trait-Oriented Work –
for which employers seek workers with special traits,
such as communications skills, imagination, reasoning
ability, and sound judgment.

- John Munschauer,
Jobs for English Majors and Other Smart People



• Oral Communication Skills
• Creative Problem Solving
• Ability to Learn Quickly and Correctly
• Ability to Work Independently
• Respect for Colleagues
• Respect for Authority
• Adaptability and Flexibility
• Ability to Work Under Pressure
• Self-Confidence

"The future of our nation depends on our ability to
create-and to be creative. During the coming decades
our most important national resources will be human
resources. If our nation is to continue to meet the
challenges of the future, today's schools need to develop
creative leaders."
From Performing together: The Arts and Education, jointly published by The American Association of School Administrators, The Alliance for Education and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Works Cited
Buchanan, M., nd. Why Teach Drama? A Defense of the Craft.
Retrieved from

Dunham, L., Freeman, R.E., (2000).Leadership Lessons from the Theatre. Organizational Dynamics, 29 (2) 108-122. Retrieved from Andrea., Dashe & Thompson., (2011, August 22) Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre. Retrieved from Catron, L., nd. The Advantages Theatre Majors Have For All Jobs. Retrieved...
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