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About The Program

The Theatre Studies program at UNC is built for theatre creators and innovators: leaders of the field, playwrights, directors, entrepreneurs, multi-dimensional artists, managers, producers and administrators. Students will become immersed in multiple aspects of their profession and create experiences for themselves and others that will lead towards mature artistry.

  • Degree Overview

    Undergraduate Studies

    The Theatre Studies degree is designed to provide you with a solid education that encompasses all aspects of creating theatre while allowing you to pursue your specific interests, including classes and activities outside the School of Theatre Arts and Dance. As a Theatre Studies major, you will work directly with our faculty to craft the theatrical education that will best serve you in your growth as an artist and a professional.

    Meet the Faculty

  • Beyond the Classroom

    Little Theatre of the Rockies

    UNC's Little Theatre of the Rockies is the oldest professional summer stock theatre west of the Mississippi and the oldest professional theatre company in Colorado.

    Visit Little Theatre of the Rockies

  • Curriculum

    Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Studies Concentration

    The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies degree contains 120 credit hours of course work. In addition to the fulfilling the Liberal Arts Curriculum, students will have studies in playscript analysis, acting methods, performance in theatre, stage directing, theatre arts management, playwriting and more. Students will have performance opportunities on the stage and will be required pass the PRAXIS before student teaching.

    Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Studies Concentration

    Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate

    Combine your work in the arts with skills in marketing, branding, and business planning to take your career to the next level. This certificate is designed to give you the tools to build your brand or creative business.

    Learn more about the Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate

  • Applications and Scholarships


    Admission to the Theatre Studies program requires additional steps beyond the UNC application. This includes submission of a Theatre Studies application and successful completion of an interview.

    Theatre Studies Application Requirements


    The College of Performing and Visual Arts awards over $1.8 million in scholarships annually to undergraduate and graduate students in the arts. There are multiple scholarship types offered to students, including talent scholarships and foundation scholarships. To learn more, visit the PVA Scholarship page.

    PVA Scholarships

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Application Dates
  • Fall semesterAugust 1*
  • Spring semesterJanuary 1*
  • Summer semesterMay 1*
*Note: Application dates may vary depending on student status. Learn more.