The School of Theatre offers a full range of liberal arts and professional degree programs that prepare undergraduate students for a variety of career opportunities in theatre. The degrees provide students with a vital mix of coursework that combines theory and practice and encourages the development of skills and talents.

    • Successful alumni include Beth Leavel, who won a Tony Award in the category of Best Featured Actress for her work in the musical The Drowsy Chaperone.
    • Careers of recent graduates include Grammy and Emmy Award winners; Broadway stage managers; produced playwrights; working directors, actors, designers, and technicians; and faculty and staff at many colleges and universities.
    • Graduates of the school have pursued careers with CBS, Broadway, Jim Henson Productions, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Zena Group Resident Company, and others.
    • Many graduates extend their degrees by entering master’s and doctoral programs at schools including Yale School of Drama, Florida State University, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and Carnegie Mellon University.
    • Alpha Psi Omega (the National Theatre Student Honorary Organization) sponsors activities including an annual awards party and talent show fundraiser.
    • The School of Theatre has an ongoing relationship with Triad Stage, offering internships in stage management, assistant directing, acting, and theatre management.
    • Acting opportunities are available with UNC School of the Arts film projects.
    • Production and performance opportunities are offered by the North Carolina Theatre for Young People and Theatre 232 (summer theatre).
    • Participation in annual Performance Showcase in New York City can be obtained by audition.
    • National Association of Schools of Theatre
    • All BFA programs include secondary admission requirements, including an audition or interview. Admission to these programs is very competitive.

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