Please visit the Department of Drama for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Concentrations: Acting, Design/Tech/Management, Playwriting

Field of Study: The intellectual study and practice of artistic performance.

Post-Graduate Occupations of past Drama Majors 

  • Production Managers
  • Actors
  • Writers
  • Finance Managers
  • Casting Directors
  • Cinematographers

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Become an intern or apprentice with your local theater to gain experience and roles.
    • Get involved with on- or off-Grounds productions in any way to get your foot in the door.
    • If interested in acting, participate in workshops, courses, and seminars for experience and networking.
    • Consider getting mentoring from a drama coach.
    • Develop a wide range of skills to be eligible for more roles.
  • Network by joining professional and student organizations. Take on leadership roles.
  • Prepare a professional acting resume with headshot.
  • If interested in behind-the-scenes work, develop a specialty (e.g. costume design, sound design, or set design).
    • Volunteer with campus and local theaters.