As an independent Department of Theatre, we are thrilled to inhabit a spectacular, state-of-the-art, $34 million Cultural Arts Building. This extraordinary facility houses two fully-equipped theatres, excellent shops, and first-rate studio spaces. Any student interested in theatre won’t find better facilities in North Carolina. We are ideally located in Wilmington, NC, where the arts thrive in a beautiful coastal setting that is home to an active film industry and growing television market.
Our curriculum features three concentrations: performance, production design and technology, and our brand new customized option.. While maintaining the flexibility of our B.A., these concentrations offer professional training for access into theatre, television, film, related industries and a wide variety of graduate programs as well as careers in the private and non-profit sectors. Our 43 credit hour B.A. degree affords students the opportunity to double major or complete a theatre minor. We offer an interesting selection of courses and various production opportunities on our two stages.
We are proud to note that many of our acting graduates have been successful in landing roles in feature films and television. Two recent examples are – Academy Award nominated Munich and End of Spear – and performing in television shows such as Homeland and One Tree Hill. Other students have found their careers in theatres such as San Diego's Old Globe, or signed on with major agencies in New York City. Some of our most recent grads have found new homes in topnotch graduate programs. Opportunities abound for the talented and driven student.
We ask that our students bring a strong sense of commitment to excellence and a passion for the theatre – we can then help them hone their skills to achieve their dreams. Our students have many opportunities to perform and work backstage or design once they are matriculated into the program.
Please contact Office Assistant, Susan Wilder at 910 962 2061, if you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your further interests in our Department of Theatre.