The theatre major at Queens provides opportunities for you to develop your creative abilities. Queens has a vibrant acting community in which you can audition for several acting opportunities per year. You can also choose to work behind the scenes in technical theatre, costuming and makeup or stagecraft. At Queens, all of our majors are grounded in the liberal arts. For you, this means in addition to your theatre education and experience, you will gain critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication skills that are increasingly sought by employers in all fields.
General Education Requirements
Perks of Being a Theatre Major
- Collaborative community
Our arts departments (Art, Creative Writing, Music, Theatre, & Dance) are highly collaborative, offering you multiple opportunities to study and work across arts disciplines.
- Dynamic city
Our location in Charlotte, NC, a thriving arts city, provides rich opportunities to attend performances, intern in major arts organizations, and perform at Queens and in the community.
- Tradition of excellence
Our students and faculty have won multiple Metrolina Theatre awards in the past three years for exceptional productions.
Charlotte's vibrant dramatic arts community offers a wide variety of opportunities for students interested in the performing arts-as actors, technicians, and arts leaders. As a theatre major, you will have opportunities to intern at diverse sites including:
- Charlotte Arts Magazine
- Radio Disney Charlotte
- WBTV News
- Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
- Theatre Charlotte
- Opera Carolina
- Arts and Science Council
When You Graduate
With your theatre degree, you may pursue careers in professional acting, teaching, technical theatre, arts leadership, arts publications, to name a few. Many of our alumni have also gone on to impressive graduate schools. Here are just a few of the specific paths that our theatre majors have taken after graduation:
- Ph.D. in Theatre
- M.A. in Theatre
- M.F.A. in Creative Writing, specializing in dramatic literature
- University professor
- Stunt coordinator
- Public relations manager, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
- ABC TV Network
- Stage Actors Los Angeles & New York
- Production assistant, Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Video editor, CBS TV
- Lighting designer
- Film producer
- Independent theatre producer
- High school drama teacher
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.