About Us: General Information
The Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was established in 1925, making it the second oldest theater department in the country. It counts among its graduates many alumni distinguished in the world of theatre and beyond.
For undergraduates, the department offers a comprehensive degree (B.A.) in Dramatic Art; it also offers minors in Dramaturgy, Theatrical Design, and Theatre Production, as well as Writing for the Screen and Stage, an interdisciplinary minor in partnership with the Creative Writing program of the English Department and the Department of Communication Studies. The department also offers a variety of courses for interested non-majors.
The graduate section of the department is comprised of three highly competitive M.F.A. programs in Acting, Costume Production, and Technical Production.
The department is also the home of PlayMakers Repertory Company (PRC), a professional (LORT/AEA) theatre named in 2003 by the Drama League of New York as one of the fifty best regional theatres in the country. Each of the department's programs are supplemented and enhanced by interaction with PlayMakers artists.
The Department of Dramatic Art supports the University's core value encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout the University community. These values are articulated in the University's non-discrimination policy and by the office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.