Department of Theatre

production photo from Am I Next?
Photo from production of Talley's Folly
production photo from 4:48 Psychosis
Comedy of Errors
The Doctor In Spite of Himself
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UNCW Department of Theatre Receives NC Theatre Conference Award


Welcome to the Department of Theatre

Our goal is to nurture, encourage, support, train and educate the artist in the study and practice of theatre. We train students to pursue a career in the vast field of SHOW BUSINESS. Whether that is in theatre, film, television or a host of other related fields.  Students learn the essential skills needed to be successful. 

  • We educate a new generation of artists through close work with stellar faculty and working theatre & film professionals.
  • We offer students an environment to allow them a space to explore their imagination, hone their techniques and to develop entrepreneurial skills, for a successful career as an artist and artisan.
  • We prepare liberal arts students with skills they learn in theatre studies - teamwork, technique, discipline, research, and innovative thinking - for success in many fields and careers.

  We offer three degree options:

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Theatre Department is responsible for creating a climate that supports inclusivity and makes efforts to enhance diversity among students, faculty, staff, and the broader Wilmington community.  Diversity includes, but is not limited to race, sex, age, national origin (including ethnicity), language, religion, disability, neurodivergence, sexual orientation, the spectrum of gender identity and gender expression, veteran’s status and socio-economic status.

Diversity is an educational benefit that enhances the academic experience and fosters a free exchange of ideas from multiple perspectives.  We understand that these experiences promote not only the growth of individuals and our community, but also represent the best of the entertainment industry, a field built on the richness of diversity at all levels of practice.  As a department we commit to fostering inclusive excellence for all.   

We acknowledge that no language is entirely adequate to contain all the complexities of human experience. We also acknowledge that our best intentions do not always lead to best impact. We will remain accountable to our community and to model transparency in our policies as they are put into action. We therefore commit to an ongoing mindset of growth and humility, self-discovery and evaluation as we seek to decolonize imbedded systems and practices of inequity and work to cultivate greater equity and opportunity.

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