Department of Theatre
School of Music, Theatre and Dance
200 Taylor Building
James Fisher, Professor and Head of Department
Professors Bell, Hansen, McMullen
Associate Professors Briley, Gulley, Morris, Wren
Assistant Professors Allard, Flannery, Gabriel
Lecturers Cauthen, Davis, Foldy, Haas, Purvis
The Theatre Department offers a full range of liberal arts and professional degree programs that prepare undergraduate students for a variety of career opportunities in theatre. The Department offers the following undergraduate degree programs:
B.A. in Drama
B.F.A. in Drama, with concentrations in
Design and Technical Theatre
Theatre Education (Teacher Licensure)
The degrees, which are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, provide students with a vital mix of course work that combines both theory and practice and allows for the development of skills and talents.
The Department also offers two minors in Drama and Technical Theatre. Each minor requires completion of 18 semester hours of courses. The minors are broadly designed and include a variety of course selections and should be of interest to students with general interests in these areas who are majoring in complementary fields such as Media Studies, Communication Studies, English, Art, and Dance.
The Department’s rich and varied curriculum is matched by an extensive co-curricular program that includes opportunities to participate in UNCG Theatre, POP Performances, Workshop Theatre, Theatre 232, and the North Carolina Theatre for Young People productions. Participation in Department-sponsored plays and musicals is open to majors and non-majors alike.
The Department encourages students to pursue internship opportunities, particularly in the summer months. Students are also encouraged to investigate study abroad programs offered by the University.
The Department utilizes office, classroom, laboratory, studio, and performance space in the Taylor, Brown, Aycock, McIver, and Curry buildings on campus. The Department’s faculty is composed of talented artists and scholars with excellent reputations as teachers. Students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty on creative and research projects during their course of study.
Admission to the Department’s degree programs is competitive. The requirements stated below are minimum requirements, and marginal compliance with them does not automatically imply admission.
Admission to Closed Courses
Due to enrollment pressures and limitations on space in certain classes, the Department adheres to the following policy governing enrollment in its courses:
- Individual faculty are responsible for adding or dropping students from their classes once enrollment limits have been met.
- Students may be dropped from closed courses even though they may have successfully completed the registration process for the following reasons:
- Student is not a major or minor.
- Student has not completed course prerequisites or does not meet other enrollment restrictions as stated in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified Students
Post-Baccalaureate unclassified students are restricted from taking any 500-level class without the permission of the Department Head and course instructor. Only officially admitted M.F.A. and M.Ed. students can register for 600-level courses.