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Program Description

The national award winning NCCU Department of Theatre is fully accredited by the National Association for Schools of Theatre (NAST). It offers a strong diversified curriculum for the Theatre Major. Within the theatre program concentrations are offered in performance, technical theatre, communications, theatre administration, and general theatre. Additionally, the department, which emphasizes cultural diversity, is the only theatre program in the Triangle area of North Carolina that offers a degree track in theatre education. A seventh concentration in musical theatre is under development. It will require  courses in the Department of Music and in Dance. The success of the departments concentrations is reflected in the professional positions held by former majors: arts administrators, television producers, media managers, performers, stage managers, theatre technicians, teachers in public and higher education, and as graduate students in advanced degree programs. A degree in theatre does not limit a students ability to work in other areas. Many students use this program as a preprofessional degree in preparation for graduate study in Law, Business (especially Public Relations), the Ministry, Architecture, Product Design and other media areas such as Radio and Film. An undergraduate degree in Theatre prepares a young adult for the professional work force through personal discipline, organizational skills, a creative outlook, an ability to collaborate and work with others, a broader appreciation of other cultures and beliefs and an ability to present oneself in public in a positive and dynamic way.

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Scholarships

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Contact Information

Name: Johnny Alston, Associate Professor
Email: johnalston@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-6144
Fax: (919) 530-5117
Office Location: 114 Farrison-Newton Communications Building
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