Occupational InformationA particular talent and passion does not necessarily make a good career choice. It is important to get the facts on whatever occupation you choose. Here are some resources to help you learn more about careers in music, dance, and theater.
The following articles are from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which is published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each article contains information regarding the nature of the work, working conditions, employment outlook, education and training, and earnings for that occupation:
Education and Training: Courses and AccreditationA solid educational foundation is important, although, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, it is not as important as experience as far as actors are concerned. However, even actors with well established careers polish their skills in acting classes with other professionals. Dancers spend many hours in training as do musicians.
- Acting Workshop On-Line
- American Alliance For Theatre and Education
- National Association of Schools of Dance
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Association of Schools of Theater
Professional Associations and Unions
- Actors' Equity Association
- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers(ASCAP)
- North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents
- Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
- The United States Institute For Theatre Technology