Admission to the School of Theatre Arts & Dance

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The School of Theatre Arts and Dance offers degrees in Acting, Design and Technology, Musical Theatre, Theatre Education, and Theatre Studies. Explore our programs in the "Areas of Study" tab above or request more information about theatre at UNC using the link below!

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Ready to check out UNC in person? You can sign up for a campus tour through the UNC Visitors Center or use the link below to request a meeting in the Theatre department. Don't forget to take a look at our production schedule if you'd like to see a show during your visit!

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Admission to all majors within the School of Theatre Arts and Dance requires additional steps beyond the UNC application. We conduct auditions on campus, at various thespian festivals and events around the country, and through video submission.

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Areas of Study

The School of Theatre Arts and Dance offers majors in Acting, Musical Theatre, Design and Technology, Theatre Education, and Theatre Studies, as well as minors in Dance and Theatre Arts. Our programs include rigorous training and performance opportunities to combine professional classroom instruction with firsthand theatre experience.

Graduate Programs

The School of Theatre Arts and Dance offers a Master of Arts in Theatre Education and a Master of Arts in Dance Education. These focused programs combine online classes with hands-on work and consist of two three-week summer institutes and five academic semesters.