The AUM Theatre program’s strength is preparing emerging artists for careers in production as performers, directors, designers, technicians, stage managers and more.
You’ll learn through faculty coaching and practical experience. At AUM, as you learn about all aspects of production, you’ll also cultivate valuable traits that will serve you well– communication, leadership, confidence, self-discipline, work ethic, dedication, creativity, and teamwork.
The training in this department is designed to develop well-rounded, effective communicators. Many employers say that communication skills are some of the most important career skills to have. As a graduate from our Theatre program, there are a variety of career positions you might seek.
Students in the Theatre option of the Communication and Theatre department put classroom training and skills to work in every aspect of the department’s mainstage theatre lab productions. This award-winning program participates in and provides leadership for state, regional and national theatre organizations such as the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Southeastern Theatre Conference, United States Institute of Theatre Technology and the Alabama Conference of Theatre.
It is our goal to help Theatre and Communication majors graduate from AUM with strong and versatile communication skills. Consistently, employers in all industries and business arenas tell us that communication skills are highly prized in a job candidate. Here are some of the career possibilities for graduates in Theatre and Communication.
AUM students and alumni have earned paid summer internships or entry level positions all over the country at venues such as: Alabama Dance Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Birmingham Children’s Theatre, Brevard Music Center, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Davis Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Horn in the West, The Lost Colony, The National Theatre for Children, Pioneer Playhouse, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Theatre at Monmouth, Theatre West Virginia, Tecumseh Outdoor Drama, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Rep, Weston Playhouse, and Utah Shakespeare Festival.
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of future job growth projections nationally.
Department of Communication and Theatre
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The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
Total semester hours for the Theatre program (including core courses) — (minimum) 120–124
Theatre Plan of Study
Course sampling specific to the Theatre major includes:
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