9 Ways a Theatre Degree Trumps a Business Degree


Ok, so maybe I am a little biased. I have a theater kid. We will see how he “turns out”; but I think he has a good platform from which to tackle life. He is not a theater major (yet anyway). We will see what he does in college (soon, I hope). But these things all make sense and should be a good spring board for life success if your “theater kid” applies these lessons to life.

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Some of you may know this about me, some may not. Despite having spent the last 15 years as a PR & communications professional, my college degree is in theatre. I have never in my life taken a marketing class, or a journalism class, or a business class. Yet, by most measures, I’m enjoying a successful career in business.  “So what?” you ask… read on.

I was having a conversation with my friend Sara this week. She’s an actress. Like most actresses, she also has a Day Job that she works to pay the bills between acting jobs. This is the reality for most working actors in LA, New York and the other major centers of the entertainment industry. She was pointing out to me that she viewed her theatre background as a weakness in her Day Job career field, and that it was holding her back. She asked for…

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