"I want to be in theatre for the rest of my life."

If you have said this, our School of Theatre can help transform your passion into your profession and prepare you to work in theatre, film and/or television as performers, writers, directors, designers, technical directors, costume designers, sound engineers, and stage managers. Other degrees prepare you to share your passion for theatre through teaching at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels.

Four Reasons to Consider UNCG

Our conservatory-quality training in the studio and cutting-edge scholarship in the classroom.

Stage Production with actors

Our curriculum is designed so that students develop the technique, imagination and other skills necessary to thrive in significant professional careers in theatre and related fields. Our class schedule, production regimen, and formal reviews are rigorous and rewarding. We uniquely blend professional theatre courses with a liberal arts education so that our graduates become engaged citizens as well as artists.

We bring learning to life outside the classroom.

Students in makeup

The campus and the area provide many opportunities to practice your craft, build your résumé, and make new connections.

  • A robust performance schedule and professional-level productions in three different venues on campus means practical training occurs not only during the school year, but also in summer months.
  • Acting and Drama students each year to participate in our New York Showcase. Nearly 100% of our Showcase participants are signed by agents, talent agencies, or theatrical producers as a result of their appearance.
  • Theatre students are a primary source of talent for films, commercials, and modeling opportunities. Many appear in films made by UNCG students, as well as major studio movies filmed in the region.
  • Those students wishing to teach theatre in the public schools spend many hours visiting and observing local public school theatre programs. They complete their degree working with a master teacher during their student teaching semester.

Professional Connections.

Costumer working on a costume

Our connections wtih professional Equity theatres can lead to internships and performance opportunities. Many of our students hold internships with professional companies like Triad Stage or the Paper Lantern Theatre. These internships are required in several of our programs. Additionally, many of our students participate in regional and national festivals.

We offer scholarships and assistantships.

Technical crew talking and pointing

All undergraduate students who audition and are accepted into the program are considered for a theatre scholarship. Assistantships and fellowships are available for qualified graduate students.