Our students receive excellent instruction and hands-on work in the scene shop. Carpenters, painters and designers are in great demand. If students show interest and talent in an area, they are encouraged to continue to learn more about this area and become more comfortable in and around the specified occupation. Often it is assumed that the only jobs in theatre are acting or teaching. This is far from the truth. McMurry University prepares its students for a variety of professional theatre related jobs. Some of which innclude: set designer, costume designer, lighting expert, playwright, director, voice work, performer, looping artist, stunt performer, drama counselor, or even a script reader. These jobs are in addition to the more traditional theatre jobs of performing in plays and teaching. Can one make a living doing these jobs? Many of these jobs pay quite well; others provide supplemental income while the begining theatre professional establishes a name and a reputation, while also gaining valuable experience and knowledge. We encourage our students to explore many areas of theatre. We want them to marketable and employable when they graduate. We help them find their natural talents, work on cultivating those abilities, and help them discover where they will best fit in the theatre world...