Theatre Education

The Theatre Education program at UNC strives to develop skilled practitioners who are committed to excellence in Theatre Arts education. Our teacher candidates recognize that theatre is essential for every child’s complete educational development, and endeavor to help their students discover how the Theatre Arts can also enhance their lives. In addition to taking classes in all areas of theatre (acting, speech, movement, history, playscript analysis, directing, and design & technology), Theatre Education students also complete course work in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, which includes their student teaching. Potential Theatre Education candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and interview with the program head before being admitted to the program. If you would like more information about the Theatre Education program at UNC, contact Dr. Mary Schuttler, Phone: (970) 351-1926, or email

For detailed information about the School of Teacher Training in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, visit their webpage.

Theatre Education at UNC

Undergraduate: The Theatre Education major is a four-year undergraduate degree program.
Click here to view the Four Year Plan worksheet for Theatre Education

Graduate: Learn more about the Master's program in Theatre Education at UNC.

Coursework for Theatre Education students may include:

  • Stage Movement
  • Directing the One-Act Play
  • Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers
  • Scene Study
  • Orientation to Technology

Career options for graduates of the Theatre Education program include:

  • Drama Teacher
  • Performer
  • Graduate School

Students interested in the Theatre Education program must interview for consideration.

Audition & Application Information
How to Apply

For more information or to schedule a visit to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, contact Melanie Poston at (970) 351-1921 or email

View Theatre Education Faculty and Staff

The UNC School of Theatre Arts & Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and designated a Colorado Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Faculty & Staff

Mary Schuttler

Professor of Theatre Arts

Gillian McNally

Associate Professor

Theatre Education at UNC