The World is Your Stage

“Degrees that matter!” is our motto. Our program in theatre is designed to stretch your imagination as you refine your skills and discover new passions. Show off your new skills and techniques by participating in university shows presented in our campus' two theatres.

Students performing a skit on stage.

See Yourself Succeed With a Degree in Theatre

Theater performance with an actor and actress embracing.


Develop your own sense of style through insight on modern theatre and theatre of varying cultures.

Empty theater at Texas A&M University- Commerce.

Hands-On Experiences

Our facility houses two theatrical spaces, the “Black Box” and the main theater.

Two actors during a scene. One dressed in a suit, the other one wearing a striped long sleeve shirt.

Expert Faculty

Work side-by-side with our acclaimed faculty as you acquire acting skills and techniques.

one male student pointing out and other male student stares during a play
Theatre student performing with a puppet.

Career Readiness

Throughout your program you will gain knowledge of the direction, production and management of theatre operations.

Focus Your Passion

We offer four tracks for pursuing your degree in theatre.


Develop ongoing audition material that will be used in auditions as you pursue professional theatre employment with this 120-credit hour degree track.

General Theatre

Achieve effective and innovative individual expressions through theatre. With this track, you will gain experience in a variety of theatrical roles.

Technical Theatre/Design

Use your talents to create physical and digital designs through the use and development of learned theatrical skills with this 120-credit hour track.

Theatre with Teaching Emphasis

Take your expertise to the classroom and teach future actors, actresses and theatrical professionals with this 120-credit hour track. You will have the opportunity to develop a high level of competence in your theatrical expression and in effective, engaging instructional abilities.

What you will Learn

A degree in theatre will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding and application of the skills necessary for success as an actor or actress
  • Prepare for theatrical presentation
  • Acquire skills to direct, produce and manage the overall operations of a theatre
  • Gain an understanding of theatre in today's society and to the theatre of other cultures
Actors performing on stage.


Our graduates are well-prepared to enter the world of theatre where they take part in a variety of roles from production studios to center stage to writing plays. Others pursue further coursework at the graduate level.

Career Possibilities

  • Acting
  • Design
  • Technology Management
  • Production
  • Theatre Management
  • Education
  • Sound Management

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Internships are offered as optional credit for this program and can be an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Student Career Preparedness and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce theatre students.

Two men acting out scene in theatrical performance.

Course Delivery

Our programs cover different facets of theatre production which provide you with the skills for participating in university shows. You can take courses face-to-face on the main campus in Commerce during the fall and spring semesters, as well as during the summer terms. Some of our courses are offered online.

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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