Theatre Program

Under the auspices of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and the Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre, the theatre program offers two degree options: the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Most theatre majors receive the Bachelor of Arts degree; however, students who concentrate in Technical Theatre or Theatre Management may elect the Bachelor of Science degree.

Students may elect concentrations in either:

  • Theatre Performance,
  • Theatre Design/Technical Production, or
  • Theatre Management

They should declare such interest upon choosing theatre as a major. Students who have special interests will be advised of specific courses and electives to take and be mentored by faculty in the area of interest throughout their university tenure.

Declaring an area of concentration will help students to focus on their interests while in the major and will ease the decision of an area of interest for the senior project capstone course.
hand peeking through the middle of red theatre curtain

Our Resources & What We Have To Offer


Female student Meeting With Advisor In Office

Academic Advisement

Advisors can help you develop and evaluate your educational plans and provide you with accurate information about FAMU and Theatre program policies, procedures, and resources. 
Get The Help You Need
Theater performers singing in group

Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre provides its students with pre-professional training achieved through classroom activities and practical production experiences. 
Let The Show Begin
lighting in theatre dressing room


The Essential Theatre houses several facilities that assist us in putting on our fantastic productions.Charles Winter Wood Theatre - Edmonds Stage, Ronald O. Davis Acting Studio, Green Room/Student Lounge, Costume Shop, Construction/ Scenic Shop, Dressing Rooms
Learn More
gead cap and money infront of yellow background

Theatre Scholarships

There are four scholarships available to theatre students 
Learn More