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Successful Outcomes

Every student majoring in the arts wants to know: “Will I be able to find a job in my field?”

The theatre world is highly competitive. Success requires talent, hard work and serious motivation. That’s on you. Success also requires an exceptional education, skills, experiences and contacts. That’s what you receive from ONU.

We’re incredibly proud of our outcomes. Our alumni are working all over the country on- and off-Broadway, on national tours, and in many of the country’s finest regional theatres. They appear on television, films, radios, music videos and commercials; tour internationally on cruise ships; and perform in theme parks such as Disney World and Disneyland.

In addition, our alumni have an education that affords them flexibility. They graduate with skills and knowledge that easily transfers to different fields. Some alumni attend graduate school or embark on careers in law, education, arts administration and PR/marketing, either immediately after graduation, or after working in theatre for several years.

2016 graduate

Traveling director, actor and ambassador

Missoula Children’s Theatre

2016 graduate

Costume Shop

Goodman Theatre, Chicago

2016 graduate

Stage manager

Bray Performance Hall, Dallas, Texas

2016 graduate

Actor, Chicago!

Highlands Playhouse, North Carolina

Glenn Stanton, BFA ’08, musical theatre

  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival
  • Film and television: “Betrayal” (ABC), “Sirens” (USA), “Crisis” (NBC), and “Chicago Fire” (NBC)

Datus Puryear, BFA ’13, musical theatre

  • National commercials for JCPenney, Value City and Burlington

Saori Yokoo, BFA ’14, international theatre production

  • Stage management: Dirty Dancing national tour, West Side Story national tour, Bring It On national tour, Ghost national tour.
Department of Theatre Arts

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