Welcome to the Department of Theatre

The Department of Theatre strives to inspire students to expand their vision of the world and themselves through the study and practice of theatre, preparing them for leadership as practitioners, educators, and artists. Our students engage with the theory, history and material conditions of performance and broaden their personal horizons as they encounter a range of aesthetic, social and political ideas and issues embedded in various theatrical forms. From this broad-based grounding in the fundamentals of the medium, students then opt to concentrate in one of the following areas: Performance; Design/Tech; Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Writing; Applied Theatre; and Theatre Education (with the possibility of obtaining a North Carolina teaching license). 

We offer a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Theatre and a Minor in Theatre. Coursework in the Department of Theatre is available to all students enrolled at the University, as are the auditions for our productions.

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How I Learned What I Learned
January 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Black Box Theater, Robinson Hall

How I Learned What I Learned
January 18, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Black Box Theater, Robinson Hall

The Servant of Two Masters
February 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Belk Theater, Robinson Hall


Department of Theatre Overview

Students and Faculty introduce the Department of Theatre.

Theatre Department Presents Archipelago

Theatre faculty Kaja Dunn and Carlos Cruz discuss the September 2018 production of Archipelago, by Caridad Svich.