Theatre Studies

The Theatre Studies program at UNC is designed to foster multi-disciplinary theatre professionals, and is the quintessential concentration area for the self-directed student interested in further study in graduate school or a career in Theatre Arts.

Our Theatre Studies alumni go on to have exciting careers in directing, producing, playwrighting, teaching, performance, theatre administration, and much more. The Theatre Studies program offers a wide variety of theatre classes that encompass all discipline areas including acting, stagecraft, playscript analysis, directing, stage management, playwriting, dramaturgy and theatre management. The program also offers elective concentration credits, allowing scholars to pursue specific interests and areas of study, including classes and activities outside the School of Theatre Arts and Dance.

Theatre Studies at UNC

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

Coursework for Theatre Studies students may include:

  • Dramaturgy
  • Playwriting
  • Actor’s Lab
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Directing the One-Act Play

Career options for graduates of the Theatre Studies program include:

  • Performer
  • Dramaturg
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Playwright

Students interested in the Theatre Education program must submit a 300-word essay describing their passion for theatre and any future career goals.

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 Studies 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

Shelly Gaza

Voice & Speech, Acting

David Grapes

Directing, Playwriting

Gavin Mayer


Tom McNally


Andrea Moon

Dramatic Literature, Movement

Mary Schuttler

Professor of Theatre Arts

Ken Womble

Head of Performance Studies

Theatre Studies at UNC