Arts, Communication, Media, English

Arts, Communication, Media, and English (ACME)

About the Department

The Department of Arts, Communication, Media, and English (also known as ACME), one of the largest departments at A&M-Texarkana, houses several undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate minors and a graduate certificate. Our undergraduate majors, English (including teacher certification for grades 4-8 and 7-12) and Mass Communication develop graduates who are critical thinkers, readers, viewers, users, and communicators as well as prolific and skilled composers and creators, in and beyond the written medium. Our undergraduate minors make for excellent accompaniments to any major in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education – from psychology to History.

Our Programs

Each of our programs has been updated and curated to meet the needs of today’s learner for tomorrow’s practitioner. More information about our programs, faculty, and degree requirements are available below. 

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Minors

  • Communication
  • Drama
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mass Communication
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Writing Studies

Graduate Degrees



  • Master Teacher of Writing (graduate certificate)

Engaging beyond the Classroom

ACME prides itself on providing opportunities for our majors, minors, and graduate students to pursue opportunities that allow them to connect their academic knowledge with practical skills, research with faculty or independently on areas of their own interests, acquire experiences with local partners, engage with other students and community members, and showcase their own work through publications and presentations. The department is especially proud to highlight our literary journal, Aquila Review, our digital newspaper, Eagle Eye, the East Texas Writing Project, the Red River Innovation Lab for the Humanities, and our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.   

ACME Grants

Grant funding is provided to students to support projects in the areas of research, scholarship, and creative endeavors as related to the ACME program. Applications for this, the ACME Grant for Excellence in Research, must be submitted by the deadline of either January 21, 2023 or March 21, 2023 for later consideration.

Contact Us:

Texas A&M University-Texarkana
7101 University Avenue, Texarkana, Tx. 75503
(903) 223-3000