About UNC Department of Dramatic Art and PlayMakers Repertory Company
The Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was founded in 1936, 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 in Dramatic Art; it also offers minors in Dramaturgy, Theatrical Design, and Theatre Production, as well as Writing for the Screen and Stage. Additionally, the department 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 D/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.