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Employers of Drama, Theater & Visual Arts majors in IA

Actors

Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience. Actors work in various settings, including production studios, theaters, and theme parks, or on location. Work assignments are usually short, ranging from 1 day to a few months. Many actors enhance their skills through formal dramatic education, and long-term training is common. The median hourly wage for actors was $17.49 in May 2017. Employment of actors is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth in the motion picture industry will stem from continued strong demand for new movies and television shows.

Producers and Directors

Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience. Producers and directors work under a lot of pressure, and many are under stress to finish their work on time. Work hours for producers and directors can be long and irregular. Most producers and directors have a bachelor’s degree and several years of experience in motion picture, TV, or theater production, working as an actor, a film and video editor, or a cinematographer, or in another, related occupation. The median annual wage for producers and directors was $71,620 in May 2017. Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth in the motion picture and video industry is expected to stem from strong demand from the public for more movies and television shows, as well as an increased demand from foreign audiences for U.S.-produced films.

Set and Exhibit Designers

Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles. The median annual wage for set and exhibit designers was $53,090 in May 2017.

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Company City State
Des Moines Performing Arts
Des Moines Civic Center
Des Moines
IA
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Des Moines
IA
City of Davenport
Rivercenter Adler Theatre
Davenport
IA
Division of Performing Arts
Department of Dance
Iowa City
IA
City of Davenport
Junior Theater
Davenport
IA
Venuworks of Cedar Rapids, L.L.C.
McGrath Amphitheatre
Cedar Rapids
IA
The Funny Bone Comedy Club of Des Moines Inc
Funny Bone Comedy Club & Rest
West Des Moines
IA
Davenport
IA
Coralville
IA
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Inc.
FAIRFIELD ARTS & CONVENTION CE
Fairfield
IA
Ballet Nebraska
American Midwest Ballet
Council Bluffs
IA
Ames
IA
Amana
IA
Coralville
IA
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
CEDAR RAPIDS OPERA
Cedar Rapids
IA
Council Bluffs
IA
Iowa Teleproduction Center, Inc.
Screenscape Studios
West Des Moines
IA
Rue21, Inc.
Rue 21
Ames
IA
Cedar Rapids
IA
Bow & Arrow Communications, Inc.
Bow & Arrow Productions
Adel
IA
Waterloo Community Playhouse, Inc.
BLACK HAWK CHILDRENS THEATRE
Waterloo
IA
Des Moines
IA
Cedar Rapids
IA
Grundy Center
IA
Cedar Rapids
IA
Dubuque
IA
Cedar Falls
IA
Ankeny
IA
Sumner
IA
Indianola
IA
Iowa Falls
IA
Shenandoah
IA
Des Moines
IA
Oskaloosa
IA
Davenport
IA
Lake Mills
IA
North Liberty
IA
Cedar Rapids
IA
Okoboji
IA
Ames
IA
Davenport
IA
Winterset
IA
De Witt
IA
Coralville
IA
Norwalk
IA
Indianola
IA
Ames
IA
Blairsburg
IA
Maquoketa
IA
Urbandale Community Theatre, Ltd.
Urbandale Community Theatre
Des Moines
IA
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