B.A. On Campus


University of North Carolina Wilmington

48 months
18508 USD/year
18508 USD/year
4444 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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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.


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.


  • 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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2222 USD per semester during 48 months.

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.


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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