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Theatre, B.A.

Training Artists and Scholars for Tomorrow
  • 90%

    Alumni Employed or in Graduate School Within One Year of Graduation

  • Train

    Pre-Professional Training in Stage & Film Prepares Students For Employment in Theatre, Film or TV, & Future Advanced Study

  • 109

    Among Public National Universities, U.S. News & World Report

Our Alumni Work In Many Fields. Where will your UNCW journey take you?

Express and evoke character and story on stage and television, in film, and in voiceover, engaging performance techniques from across the field.

Bring live stage shows to life through the design of sets, costumes, sound, lighting, media, props, and make-up, creating dimension and specificity in storytelling.  

Lead a creative team in the staging of live production through your artistic vision and collaboration.  

Build, install, maintain, and run all practical elements across live production including stage carpentry, scene painting, wardrobe construction, wigs and makeup, special effects, sound and lighting system programming, media projection, stage rigging, and much more.  

Teach and mentor the next generation of students in the performing arts through the literature, history, and practice of theatre. From K-12 education to after-school programming to non-profit art centers and museums, bring accessible theatre arts to your community.  

Be a new voice in the industry: write new plays, devise polyvocal collaborations, market your artistic vision, start your own theatre company.  

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Learn TO

Study and practice theatre production in a hands-on environment

Practice collaboration and creative problem-solving in the arts

Apply technique to real-world challenges on and off stage

Develop a professional profile and skillset for a career in the industry

My time at UNCW has been invaluable in providing me with tools I needed as both an artist & educator.
Corey Mitchell '93 Tony Award winner for Excellence in Theatre Education
Theatre, B.A. Program Overview
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Extraordinary Facilities

The Cultural Arts Building houses two beautiful theaters, fully-equipped shops, and first-rate studio spaces.


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UNCW Department of Theatre