Department of Theatre

The Doctor In Spite of Himself
Costume Construction
Boeing Boeing
set construction
Make-up class

Dear UNCW Theatre Community and Audiences,

Due to restrictions put in place as a response to the Coronavirus, we are shutting down the remainder of our Theatre Season.  If we are able to salvage any smaller student productions later in the semester, we will inform you immediately. Unfortunately, that does not seem likely.

We will keep you updated on any changes in our programming.


Amy Helene Kirschke, Ph.D.
Professor, Art History,
Interim Chair, Theatre

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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