• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Wilmington, NC, United States
Theatre students at University of North Carolina Wilmington learn the essential skills needed to be successful. We prepare liberal arts students with skills they learn in theatre studies - teamwork, technique, discipline, research, and innovative thinking - for success in many fields and careers.
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Overview

The goal of the Theatre program at University of North Carolina Wilmingtonis to nurture, encourage, support, train and educate the artist in the study and practice of theatre. We train students to pursue a career in the vast field of SHOWBUSINESS. Whether that is in theatre, film, television or a host of other related fields.

Goals

  • We educate a new generation of artists through close work with stellar faculty and working theatre & film professionals.
  • We offer students an environment to allow them a space to explore their imagination, hone their techniques and to develop entrepreneurial skills, for a successful career as an artist and artisan.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre Technology
  • Dance Appreciation
  • Theatre
  • Design
  • Improvisation
  • Ballet
  • Modern Dance
  • Movement Exploration
  • Dramatic Heritage: Study and Analysis of Plays
  • Drafting for the Theatre
  • Rendering for Stage Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All students will be interviewed as part of the early major process.  During the interview we will discuss what experience you have, what your career goals are and why you are interested in majoring in Theatre at UNCW.

Actors have 60-120 seconds to present a monologue. All auditionees are required to perform a monologue from a PLAY. 

  • Choose a piece from a play rather than a film, monologue book or website
  • Must be memorized
  • Read and have knowledge of the play that the piece is from
  • Do not perform a self-written monologue
  • Choose a character that is close to your age
  • No use of props or costumes
  • Time yourself beforehand so you are comfortable with the time limit and do not have to rush.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9254 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9254 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2222 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wilmington

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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