Department of Theatre

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

As returning Chair of the Department of  Theatre, I join with chairpersons and directors from across UNCW in the following statement:

We mourn with the victims of racist violence across the United States. We know the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Yet, our society inflicts countless acts of injustice and brutality on black and brown people continually. We do not know how to name them all. 
We share the anger and the hope of those who are protesting racism across America. It must be confronted within our university as well, and it must be confronted by each member of our community: black, brown, and white. There is no middle ground between racism and anti-racism. We must all commit ourselves to confront racist ideologies, sentiments, and actions, if we wish to see UNCW live true to its values of diversity, integrity, and excellence.

We as chairpersons and directors will lead, teach, research, and serve in ways that address the challenges and the aspirations articulated in this statement and our Chancellor's. 

Thomas Salzman, 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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