The Theatre Department at A&M-Commerce allows you to take center stage in planning your future and focus on learning the parts of theatre production that interest you most. You will gain performance and prodcution experience in our 300+ seat main stage as well as our black box theatre. Our award-winning faculty will help you explore the creative components, management, technical theatre and the history and theory of theatre.
Our program equips you with acting techniques and skills, theatrical presentation, direction, production and management of theatre operations and insight on modern theatre and theatre of varying cultures which will prepare you for careers in acting, design, technology management, production, theatre management, education and sound management.
Our program equips you with the acting, directing and production skills needed for the high school classroom. You’ll take courses in stage management, theatre operations, costume design and lighting. Gain insight into modern theatre and theatre of varying cultures through our course offerings. Our combined theatre and education program prepares you for a career in teaching. You’ll take courses in pedagogy, learning processes and development, and classroom management. After completing a teaching residency, you’ll be certified to teach theatrical arts at the secondary level (grades 7-12).
Students can focus on the following topics: acting, lighting, modern theatre, theatre history, theatrical design, directing, management, playwriting, theatre pedagogy and theory. We provide our students with an easy admission process, access to scholarships and graduate assistantships, individualized attention from award-winning faculty and a flexible combination of online and face-to-face instruction. A&M-Commerce is the only A&M System university that offers this degree.
A&M-Commerce Department of Music Makes History as All-Steinway ‘Spirio’ School
The public profile of the Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce is getting a big boost, giving students the opportunity to study piano with some of the most advanced technology in the industry thanks to the recent designation of TAMUC as an All-Steinway School. In addition, the university has the unique distinction of receiving […]
A&M-Commerce Visual Communication Faculty Wins Coveted National ‘Golden Apple’ Award
Joshua Ege, associate professor of visual communication at Texas A&M University-Commerce, is the latest recipient of the Golden Apple Award from the Dallas Society of Visual Communication (DSVC). The award is given as part of the DSVC’s National Student Show and is presented annually to an outstanding professor at a college, university or art school […]
TAMUC Students Take Second Place in Film Competition
Students in the College of Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts at Texas A&M University-Commerce teamed up to create a film that took second place in the Broadcast Education Association’s Film 168 Student Film Competition. The students’ film, “Soda Boy,” finished second out of 10 submissions from universities nationwide. Those who worked on the project include: […]
A&M-Commerce Visual Communications Students Host “Expressive Minds” Virtual Showcase
Senior students in the Texas A&M University-Commerce Visual Communications Program hosted their exit showcase “Expressive Minds” in a virtual format starting May 8. In the weeks leading up to the showcase, students posted teaser content to a new Instagram account “ExpressiveMinds2020.” Follow the account @ExpressiveMinds2020 to see the showcase.
A&M-Commerce Graduate Student has Artwork Featured on Fort Worth Billboard
Katie Ritchie, who graduated in May 2020 with her Master of Fine Arts from Texas A&M University-Commerce, was chosen to have her work featured on a billboard as part of the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth’s “Modern Billings” campaign. Her work, “Corny Dogs,” can be seen on a billboard located at 5300 Jacksboro Highway […]
A&M-Commerce Photography Faculty Featured in New York Times Article
Texas A&M University-Commerce Associate Professor of Photography Leigh Merrill was recently featured in an article by the New York Times highlighting Dallas-area artists and photographers. Merrill’s photography is included as part of “Here Now,” which is scheduled to appear at the Dallas Art Fair in October.
88.9 KETR Awarded Seven First Place Accolades from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
By Jerrod Knight, KETR.org Each year, radio and television stations across the state of Texas submit their very best work for consideration by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. Generally in April, an awards ceremony is held in Austin and journalists, videographers, producers, and anchors flock to 6th Street to learn who’s work topped each category. […]
A&M-Commerce Professor Speaks at Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting
Dr. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, A&M-Commerce distinguished professor of digital humanities and history, was recently invited to speak on the 2019 Organization of American Historians Woman Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Panel. The meeting was held in Philadelphia April 4-7. According to its website, “Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated […]
Tribute Concert to Honor Longtime Music Department Faculty Member
A tribute concert featuring the works of Dr. Theodore Hansen, longtime faculty member in the Department of Music and a former department head, will be held May 4 at 5 p.m. in the A&M-Commerce Music Building’s Finney Concert Hall. “Ted was my colleague on the music theory faculty and a good friend. In addition to […]
23rd Annual Cotton and Rural History Conference Takes Place April 27
Regional and public history will be the focus of the 23rd Annual Cotton and Rural History Conference scheduled for April 27 at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville, Texas. Students and faculty from A&M-Commerce and Collin College, as well as other guest speakers, will address a variety of topics including rural life in Central […]