The highly-ranked School of Drama has produced some of the most versatile and successful actors in theatre, film and television over the past fifty years.. The School offers rigorous conservatory training grounded in classical values and offering technical skills that shape today’s in-demand actor. At this top drama program, you will perform constantly in both small workshops and major productions in a variety of styles and learn directly from outstanding full-time faculty and acclaimed guest artists, including award-winning UNCSA alumni. Students receive invaluable on-camera training, and opportunities to explore creative entrepreneurship; showcases in New York, LA, Chicago and Atlanta offer coveted exposure to industry professionals.
Alumnus Dane DeHaan shares how training in the School of Drama prepared him for a wide range of roles. See his latest work in Amazon Prime Video's ZeroZeroZero, now streaming.
From "The Best of Enemies" alongside Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell to "Watchmen" on HBO, UNCSA Drama alumnus Nicholas Logan has stepped into a variety of roles in 2019.
Director and educator Scott Zigler worked in the theatre for more than 30 years before becoming Dean of Drama in 2017. Zigler's extensive career includes working with the American Repertory Theater's Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, Atlantic Theater Company of New York/ the Atlantic Acting School, Indiana University in Bloomington and the American Repertory Theater.MEET DEAN ZIGLER
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) has ranked UNCSA No. 6 in the world on its list of the 25 best institutions for a drama degree. UNCSA is listed 2nd among the BFA programs in the U.S. highlighted by the magazine.
Though the school year hasn't ended the way we anticipated, our resilient community of artists has continued to power creativity. They've brought light, levity and love to a world who needs it most. Look back at some defining moments of our year.
School of Drama videos highlight the powerful work of students in the acting and directing programs, along with alumni profiles and guest artist collaborations.Discover drama on YouTube