Department of Theatre

Message from the Chair   

Welcome to the Department of Theatre at UNCW.                                                           

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 live theatre, film, television or a host of other fields, students will learn the essential skills needed.  Our students WORK! Our home is the spectacular, state-of-the-art, $34 million Cultural Arts Building. This extraordinary facility houses two beautiful theaters, fully-equipped shops, and first-rate studio spaces. Students interested in theatre will not find better facilities in North Carolina. We are ideally located in Wilmington, NC, where the arts thrive in a beautiful coastal setting that is home to both an active film industry and growing television market.

All Theatre majors take a common core of courses that introduce them to a full range of dramatic study. Majors then choose one of three tracks or "options" within the major, depending upon their interests. Performance, Design/Technical or Custom/Theatre Studies. Our students have many opportunities to perform, design, and/or work backstage. While maintaining the flexibility of our Bachelor of Arts degree, these concentrations offer professional training in theatre, television, film, related industries and a wide variety of graduate programs, as well as careers in the private and non-profit sectors. Our B.A. gives students the flexibility to complete a second major, minor or the ability to study abroad. We ask that our students bring a strong sense of commitment to excellence and a passion for the Arts. We can then help them hone their skills to achieve their dreams.

Want more information or to schedule a tour of the Theatre facilities, please contact Administrative Associate, Susan Wilder at (910) 962-2061.

Katherine Montwieler
Interim Chair, Department of Theatre