Theatre B.A./B.S.

The theatre major prepares students for careers in acting, design and technology, production, management and teaching. A graduate is expected to possess the following competencies: the ability to understand and apply the skills necessary for success as an actor or actress; to prepare students, non-students and professionals for theatrical presentations; to direct, produce and manage the overall operations of a theatre; to possess an understanding of the role of theatre in today’s society and to the theatre of other cultures.

  1. Acting/Directing/Playwriting:
    1. Successfully develop ongoing audition material to be utilized in professional auditions in the pursuit of professional theatre employment.
    2. Successfully develop production concepts and ideas for theatrical productions.
    3. Successfully develop short plays, one-act plays, and full length plays ready for production.
  2. Design/Technical Production:
    1. Successfully develop a design/technical portfolio (both physical and digital) to be utilized in the acquisition of professional theatre employment.
    2. Successfully create fully realized designs through the use and development of learned skills.
    3. Successfully utilize the management and public relations skills applied within the theatre industry.
  3. Theatrical Education:
    1. Successfully utilize theatrical techniques (including acting, directing, design, and management) for use in primary and secondary education.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
6 sh of practicum courses THE 109, THE 209, THE 309,THE 4096
GLB/US-Intro to Theatre *
THE 211GBL/Oral Interpretation3
or THE 311 GLB/Readers Theatre
THE 213Fund of Acting3
THE 215Technical Theatre3
THE 316Lighting Theatre3
or THE 349 Costume Design
or THE 366 Intro Scene Design
THE 340US HISTORY OF THEATRE I3
THE 415Stage Directing3
THE 440US-History Theatre II3
THE 445Projects in Acting3
or THE 345 Acting Period Styles
THE 480Lyric Theatre3
THE 489Independent Study4
or THE 490 H Honors Thesis
or THE 495 Senior Theatre Project
THE 236Voice and Diction3
Electives Required
20 sh of advanced (300/400) electives must be completed20
Minor Required
18 sh in a minor is required18
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses required for this major.

BA/BS Theatre Emphasis in Acting/ Directing

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
GLB/US-Intro to Theatre *
THE 211GBL/Oral Interpretation3
THE 122Stage Movement3
THE 213Fund of Acting3
THE 215Technical Theatre3
THE 218Stage Make-up3
THE 236Voice and Diction3
THE 315Stage Dialects3
THE 340US HISTORY OF THEATRE I3
THE 345Acting Period Styles3
THE 366Intro Scene Design3
THE 415Stage Directing3
THE 440US-History Theatre II3
THE 445Projects in Acting3
THE 490H Honors Thesis3
or THE 495 Senior Theatre Project
6 sh of practicum courses, THE 109, THE 209, THE 309, THE 4096
Electives Required
9 sh of any level electives other than THE courses must be taken at TAMU-Commerce9
Acting/Directing Concentration21
Choose 21 sh from the following:
Introduction to Playwriting
GLB/Readers Theatre
Stage Management
Special Topics (may be repeated when topic varies)
Meisner Acting I
Meisner Acting II
Lyric Theatre
Independent Study
Special Topics (may be repeated when topic varies)
Rehearsal and Performance
Total Hours120
*

 This course will satisfy the Core Curriculum Requirements.

Other Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses required for this major.

BA/BS Theatre Emphasis in Technical Theatre/Design

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements43
Required courses in the major
GLB/US-Intro to Theatre *
THE 211GBL/Oral Interpretation3
THE 213Fund of Acting3
THE 215Technical Theatre3
THE 218Stage Make-up3
THE 310Survey of Visual Arts3
THE 312Theatrical Design3
THE 340US HISTORY OF THEATRE I3
THE 415Stage Directing3
THE 440US-History Theatre II3
6 sh of practicum courses THE 109, THE 209, THE 309, THE 409 or THE 4996
Electives Required
11 sh of advanced (300/400) level THE electives to be taken at Texas A&M University-Commerce11
15 sh of any level electives other than THE courses must be taken at Texas A&M University-Commerce15
Technical Theatre/Design Support Courese
Choose 12 sh from the following:12
Lighting Theatre
Costume Design
Intro Scene Design
Special Topics
Projects in Acting
Special Topics
Choose 6 sh from the following:6
Drawing I
Drawing II
Figure Drawing
Sophomore Studio: Introduction to Painting
Advanced Drawing
Three-Dimensional Imaging
Airbrush Painting
Watercolor I
Total Hours120
*

  This course will satisfy the Core Curriculum Requirements.

Other Requirements 

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses required for this major.