What Can I Do With This Degree?


A degree in music embraces the essence of a liberal arts education at Salve Regina and holds lifelong benefits.

Through ensemble performance, students learn about community, cooperation, synergy, teamwork and human resource management as they develop innovative approaches to problem solving. Individual lessons foster the development of a cooperative educational environment between student and mentor. In the study of music theory and history, students develop analytical skills, a deeper appreciation of the world and an understanding of their own sphere of existence by gaining a sense of the cultural role that music plays.

Our graduates are active in teaching music, the music business, recording, private studio teaching and performance. Many go on to graduate school for either music performance or education. With an emphasis on music and a solid basis in the liberal arts, the music degree offers students the opportunity to develop attributes that will provide them with a competitive advantage in today's world.

Theatre Arts

A broad liberal arts education in theater produces graduates who are adaptable and self-directed and serves as a foundation for future development as thinking artists and productive citizens. Our graduates are well prepared for a lifetime of appreciation, participation and further study in the performing arts.

In the Workforce

  • Professional actor: Graduates are members of the Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild and work across the country, from New York City to regional theatre to Broadway touring companies.
  • Teacher: Some graduates receive their certification and serve in public classrooms, while others are teaching artists in after-school and summer programs. Some have started their own educational theater companies to bring interactive drama to students.
  • Arts administrators: Graduates are marketing directors, grant writers and arts managers at theater companies large and small.

Graduate School

Students with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts are qualified to apply to graduate programs for the M.F.A. in acting, directing or design or the Ph.D. in theatre history or dramaturgy. Others pursue graduate study in a wide variety of disciplines.


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