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. It should be noted that the A.F.A. itself does not meet General Education requirements, but rather the courses taken to complete the A.F.A. degree may be used to fulfill General Education requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill.

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) 29
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

Theatre: 2
DRA 211Theatre History I (UNC DRAM 281) 13
DRA 212Theatre History II (UNC DRAM 282) 13
Choose one track: 29
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 3 23
ACA 122College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)1
Electives 34-5
Total Hours29-30
Total Community College Hours60-62

Core elective in the major.


All NC Community College Language courses numbered 211 are approved to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill as a course that completes the GLBL-LANG IDEAs in Action requirement.


UNC students can only count 45 total hours in a subject code toward their B.A. degree.  Completion of the NCCC A.F.A. in Theatre requirements and the UNC B.A. in Dramatic Art requirements will bring a student's total DRAM earned hours at UNC to 36 hours.  Students will have the option to take additional courses in DRAM (either as transfer credit or at UNC), but should be aware that only a total of 45 hours in DRAM will be degree applicable at UNC.

UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

DRAM 120IDEAs in Action General Education logo Play Analysis 1, H, F3
DRAM 220IDEAs in Action General Education logo Theatre Histories 13
Lifetime Fitness1
Minor course #1 or Sup Gen Ed course #13
Electives or IDEAs in Action Requirements6
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.


FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

Semester 6

DRAM 150IDEAs in Action General Education logo Beginning Acting for the Major 13
DRAM 277IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Theatrical Design 13
Minor course #2 or Sup Gen Ed course #23
Electives or IDEAs in Action Requirements6
Total Hours15

Semester 7

DRAM 300IDEAs in Action General Education logo Directing 13
DRAM 191IDEAs in Action General Education logo Technical Methods: Scenery 13
or DRAM 192 IDEAs in Action General Education logo Technical Methods: Costume
Minor course #3 or Sup Gen Ed course #33
Minor course #4, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Total Hours15

Semester 8

DRAM 193IDEAs in Action General Education logo Production Practicum 13
Minor course #5, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Electives or IDEAs in Action Requirements9
Total Hours15

Required in the major.

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 111)
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 119) 3
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)
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 129P MATH 110P)
Natural Science (select 4 SCH from the following courses)4
AST 111/AST 111ADescriptive Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101 & ASTR 100L)
AST 151/AST 151AGeneral Astronomy I and lab I (UNC ASTR 101 and ASTR 100L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)
BIO 111General Biology (UNC BIOL 101 & BIOL 101L + BIOL 103)
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)

IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:

COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522  (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.


Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.


Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.


ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.

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 transfer credit list for your community college campus.