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School of Drama

School of Drama

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.

Top 5 Undergraduate  Acting Programs, The Hollywood Reporter
Schools with Most Alumni on Broadway,
Mainstage plays in 2018-2019
Welcome from Scott Zigler, Dean of Drama
 Scott Zigler, Dean of Drama

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.

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School of Drama Performances
Professional caliber performances by the next generation of actors and directors