Dramatic Art, A.F.A.-B.A.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation. 

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Dramatic Art B.A. degree.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communications (3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below) 19
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)9
UGETCMathematics (see UGETC list below)3-4
UGETCNatural Sciences (see UGETC list below)4
Total Hours31-32

Other Required Hours

DRA 211Theatre History I (UNC DRAM 281) 23
DRA 212Theatre History II (UNC DRAM 282) 23
Choose one track:9
Acting Track
DRA 130
Acting I (UNC DRAM 135)
DRA 135
Acting for the Camera I (UNC DRAM ---)
DRA 170
Play Production I (UNC DRAM ---)
Technical Track
DRA 140
Stagecraft I (UNC DRAM 160)
DRA 141
Stagecraft II (UNC DRAM ---)
DRA 170
Play Production I (UNC DRAM ---)
XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 33
ACA 122College Transfer Success (GENR ---)1
Electives 14-5
Total Hours29-30
Total Community College Hours60-61

UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

DRAM 120Play Analysis 1, H3
DRAM ---Dramatic literature/theatre history/criticism course #3 13
Minor course #1 or Sup Ed course #23
EDUC 301Junior Transfer Seminar - Thriving in Transition3
LFIT ---Lifetime Fitness1
Total Hours16

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Semester 6

DRAM 150Beginning Acting for the Major 13
DRAM 277Introduction to Theatrical Design 13
Minor course #2 or Sup Ed course #33
Total Hours15

Semester 7

DRAM 300Directing 13
DRAM 191Technical Methods: Scenery 13
or DRAM 192 Technical Methods: Costume
Minor course #3 or elective3
Minor course #4 or elective3
Total Hours15

Semester 8

DRAM 193Production Practicum 13
Minor course #5 or elective3
Total Hours15

UGETC Course List (A.F.A. in Theatre Curriculum)

English Composition (two courses)
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts (three courses from at least two different disciplines)9
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 180)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120)
COM 231Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social Behavioral Science (three courses from at least two different disciplines)9
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 157)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 150)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Math (one course)3-4
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy (UNC MATH 118)
MAT 152Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155)
MAT 171Pre-calculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 110P)
Natural Science (select 4 SCH from the following courses)4
AST 111/AST 111ADescriptive Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101 & ASTR 101L)
AST 151/AST 151AGeneral Astronomy I and lab I (UNC ASTR 101 and ASTR 101L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 130)
BIO 111General Biology (UNC BIOL 101 & BIOL 101L)
CHM 151General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101 & CHEM 101L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101 & GEOL 101L)
PHY 110/PHY 110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the Common Curriculum.
  • If you completed an associate's degree prior to 2014 or under the old common curriculum, please view the rules here.