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Theatre Minor

Training Students for a Career in Show Business
  • 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 Television

Our graduates work as:

Express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television and other performing arts media. (Source)

Facilitate communication across all creative and technical departments, act as a right hand to the director, oversee sets, props, lights, and sound, and call all technical cues during performances. (Source)

Person responsible for finding and launching a project, arranging financing, and hiring writers, a director, and key members of the creative team. (Source)

Manage the creative aspects of the production. (Source)

Create and plan routines for performance, usually to music. (Source)

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Learn To

Learn the business of show business

Explore your imagination

Practice teamwork, technique and discipline

Develop entrepreneurial skills for a career as an artist and artisan

Work on department productions

My experiences at UNCW have propelled me into the most wonderful and unexpected places in my own career and, subsequently, have had a ripple effect on the success of my students.
Corey Mitchell ’93 Theatre Arts teacher and winner of the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University.
Theatre Minor Program Overview
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The Cultural Arts Building Houses Theaters, Shops and Studios