The award-winning AUM Theatre program’s strength is preparing students for careers both as performers and as technical directors, property artisans, set designers, costume designers, makeup artists, stage managers and more. You’ll learn by getting one-on-one coaching from the faculty and hands-on experience. At AUM, as you learn about all aspects of play production, you’ll also cultivate traits that will serve you well in any field — confidence, self-discipline, dedication, and teamwork.
Theatre is a concentration within the Communication major.
Points of Pride
- AUM students regularly participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the Alabama Conference of Theatre, and the Southeastern Theater Conference.
- AUM students have earned paid summer internships or entry level positions all over the country at venues such as Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery Performing Arts Center, Alabama Dance Theatre, Theatre West Virginia, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Davis Theatre, Birmingham Children's Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Pioneer Playhouse, Tecumseh Outdoor Drama and the Brevard Music Center.
Put Your Degree to Work
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 the future job growth and salaries in this area.
A degree from this program will prepare you for the 46,000 new jobs projected to be added to the economy from 2014 to 2024. This 6 percent job growth in entertainment occupations will be about average. At $39,700, the 2014 median annual wage for entertainment occupations was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.