We aim to provide students with a strong theatre foundation while encouraging them to grow and succeed in their chosen concentration.
Students undertake curriculum that integrates in-class learning with production work for a well-rounded understanding of the different theatre facets. We encourage students to seek more by challenging and questioning why they want to be artists, and how their work will change the world we live in. After completing their chosen program, students will be prepared to enter graduate school, intern with theatre and arts programs, teach theatre or apply their learned skills to pursue other professions.
With a bachelor of arts in theatre, students inherently learn essential management, communication and problem-solving skills that will help every aspect of their personal and professional lives – on top of becoming experts in their chosen concentration. As theatre majors, students may audition for one of the following concentrations: acting, costumes, musical theatre, stage design and technology, stage direction and management, and theatre education. Though each concentration follows their own unique audition process, theatre majors must first bring two letters of recommendation that discuss work ethic, skill level, career goals and discipline as well as participate in interviews with members of the theatre department.
Students gain a basic understanding of the different theatre facets and have the opportunity to participate in select production work. Minors require 20 credits to complete.Learn More
Whether novices or experts, students at any level explore various dance styles, including ballet, ballroom and hip hop, as well as learn different body awareness, posture and tension release techniques. Students meet in dance studios for class and gain performance experience through showcases. Minors require 20 credits to complete.Learn More
Our Department of Theatre is a part of and accredited by organizations that establish and support national standards for art and theatre-related disciplines. They include:
You may be eligible for our new Stay Local Scholarship, which supports bright minds right in our home state of North Carolina. LEARN MORE