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Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies

Krishan Mehta is not only an influential fundraiser, he's also a Drama Studies grad.

Krishan Mehta (B.A., 2003) followed his undergraduate degree in Drama and English with a graduate degree examining Sociology in Education. Since graduating he has worked as a leader in fund development in higher education, all while volunteering with community organizations and pursuing his interest in the philanthropy of first-generation immigrants in Canada. Read more about Krishan on LinkedIn.

What do employers value about Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 93% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $34,900/year upon entering the workforce. 50% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto Drama, Theatre & Performance Alumni most frequently apply their critical thinking and analysis skills in these industries: 

  • Education
  • Media and Communication
  • Arts and Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research
  • Community and Social Services
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Marketing 
  • Administration

graduate or professional school

A Drama, Theatre & Performance degree equips students with the close reading and creative problem solving skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:

  • Drama 
  • Theatre
  • Counselling/ Drama Therapy
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Fine Arts – Creative Writing
  • Education
  • Publishing
  • Arts Management

exploring opportunities while you're a student

Learn About yourself

Attend an In the Field program to meet professionals working in a variety of occupations within one organization. Prior groups have explored the work environments at the Toronto International Film Festival and HotDocs.

Find a Work-Study Position that connects the skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience. 
Attend a Career Exploration & Education workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit for more information.

Connect with Alumni

The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.  

Meet alumni and make connections at the Anne Mirvish Gala in support of the Anne Mirvish Performing Arts Scholarships. 

Explore Your Options

While you’re a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career. 

Talk to your professors to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your discipline.  

Attend a twice yearly town hall with all students and faculty for a better understanding of your discipline.

Take advantage of education travel awards to expand your perspective.

Participate in writing workshops supported by the Centre’s faculty and improve upon your education. 

Attend an alumni panel organized by the Student Union to build your network and explore career options.

As an alumni, take advantage of the opportunity to stage an original production.