Theater, Dance & Music

The theater arts extend far beyond performance and include all creative, technical, and administrative aspects of theatrical production. Theater is an extremely collaborative form of art, requiring the wrangling of many different skills and personalities and culminating in a live performance that can range greatly in terms of size and length of engagement. Theatrical production can involve intense period of focused energy, but can also be seasonal and/or inconsistent in terms of scheduling.

The broad category of performing arts includes music, theater, and dance. Performers in this industry also include comedians, mimes, spoken-word artists, street performers, and others. Although talent is critical to success, the establishment and maintenance of industry contacts, and patient preparation for when the right opportunity might come play significant roles. Just as for fine/visual artists, many performing artists practice their art while working to support themselves in adjacent fields.

Things to Consider

The collaborative nature of theater also makes it extremely community driven. Networking is of central importance, along with the training, credentials, and portfolios necessary to support both creative and technical pursuits. Theater is also enormously popular at Yale, providing a range of different opportunities to extend skills and establish collaborative relationships.

For the performing arts, talent and the interest/ability to perform in front of audiences are crucial. Performing artists must be committed to the practice of and improvement of their art. Music/Theater/Dance schools and graduate programs can provide opportunities to improve skills, develop a repertoire, and to make connections and learn the business of being a performer. Practice, auditions, rehearsals, and performances are constants throughout a performing artist’s career. Take advantage of opportunities to perform at Yale, in the community, and during the summer.

4th Annual Yale Postdoc Symposium

4th Annual Yale Postdoc Symposium

We invite you to the 4th Annual Postdoc Symposium to be held ONLINE on Tuesday, June 15th, and on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. The symposium welcomes Postdocs and Associate Research Scientists (ARS) from all departments and fields of research to …

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New York Theatre Workshop – 2050 Administrative Fellowships

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Check out this great, updated fellowship offering from New York Theatre Workshop; application deadline 5/10/21.

NYTW is proud to announce the 2021/22 Season 2050 Administrative Fellowship program—a sister program to our successful 2050 Artistic Fellowship, which supports emerging playwrights …

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Reimbursement for Travel and Other Career Related Engagements for Yale Seniors

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In an effort to support students pursuing careers in the nonprofit, government and the arts sectors, OCS offers a travel reimbursement program for Yale College Class of 2021 graduates to help offset costs associated with travel for interviews, auditions, and/or …

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Adobe Creative Careers

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Announcing the Adobe Creative Career Community student newsletter

Check out Adobe’s Creative Career Newsletter: “your go-to source for the latest events, opportunities, and resources to help you launch your career.”  Readers will find tutorials, offices hours, opportunities to see early …

By Derek I. Webster
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WIX Offers Creative Design Workshop w/ 1-on-1 breakouts [TONIGHT]

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Anyone interested in learning more about building an online portfolio or website should attend the April 7th Creative Web Design Workshop w/ WIX. The workshop will explore WIX platform approaches, and offer one-on-one design sessions for students that pre-register. The

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