Welcome to the home page of the UNC School of Theatre Arts and Dance designated as “the top undergraduate theatre arts program in the state of Colorado” in an independent poll conducted by The Denver Post.
Currently one of the largest undergraduate theatre arts programs in the United States (320 majors and 100 minors), the School of Theatre Arts and Dance produces over 30 productions each year in multiple venues on campus and in the community. Our theatre degree programs, dance minor, and five emphasis areas are led by 24 talented faculty and staff members - all of whom have strong professional credits in addition to their outstanding academic credentials.
And although we may be a large program, all of us on the faculty are committed to the concept of “professional mentorship and pre-professional training.” As a student at UNC, you will not only be exposed to rigorous academics in the classroom but also enjoy a wide variety of performance opportunities, get to work along side nationally recognized guest artists, and have the opportunity to explore every facet of the theatrical arts. Combine all of these strengths with our close proximity to Denver and the recreational opportunities afforded by the Rocky Mountains and you truly have something special.
We offer selected students the opportunity to work with the Little Theatre of the Rockies our professional summer stock company, perform in the annual New York City and Los Angeles Senior Showcases, participate in ACTF/ADTF and URTA, travel and study abroad, and explore a host of additional professional and educational opportunities.
Our graduates have enjoyed enormous success as actors, singers, dancers, designers, directors, choreographers, craftspeople, technicians, stage managers, and playwrights on Broadway and in nearly every major regional theatre in the country. Our reputation for training high school drama teachers is legendary and our placement record in this area is second to none. In fact, you will find our graduates working in the performing arts, education, or related careers all over the world.
I hope that you will take the time to explore our web site and then contact any of us directly should you have questions about theatre and dance at UNC.
Professor David Grapes, II-AEA, SSD&C, DGA
Director School of Theatre Arts and Dance