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Performing Arts Careers and Internships



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Internships and apprenticeships provide you with valuable skills and real-world perspective regarding your chosen career field while giving you the opportunity to explore the possibilities for the future.

By participating in an internship or apprenticeship, students apply the theory and knowledge they have been learning in the classroom through hands-on experience in a professional setting.

Please contact your advisor to learn more about the internship program or to schedule an appointment to talk about your future plans.




Many students start building their resumes by participating in productions and performances with the School of the Performing Arts. Upon graduation, our graduates are prepared for many paths and lifetime opportunities.

Music Careers
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Vocalist
  • Instrumental Performer
  • Audio Producer
  • Music Director
  • Music Educator
Cinema Careers
  • Film Director
  • Film Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • Actor


Theatre Arts Careers
  • Stage Performer
  • Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Designer (Sets, Costumes, Lights, Sound)
  • Props Artisan
  • Arts Manager
  • Playwright


Career Planning Resources

Our programs offer active learning opportunities to work through complex problems and express your ideas, including real-world projects, internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research. Graduates of our programs are employed as managers, , actors, writers, and educators.

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Our graduates have proven that they are trained to be successful in a wide variety of careers.

Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech offers a variety of services including career exploration, job searching, resume analysis, and interview training.

Other career-related resources include:

Music Career Advisor

Cinema and Theatre Arts Career Advisor