Theatre Program Wins Top Honors at Kennedy Center, American College Theatre Festival.

Theatre Arts Program

On behalf of the Theatre Arts faculty, staff, students and alumni throughout the globe, we delight in your interest in our program. The Theatre Arts Program at North Carolina A&T State University is the home of the National Award-Winning Richard B. Harrison Players. We are committed to helping you to become the best theatre artist you can be.

We offer an outstanding Bachelor of Fine Arts program that is dedicated to professionally training a student in his or her chosen area of either acting or technology. Our students have won numerous regional and national awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. We have been invited to Region IV KCACTF competitions sixteen times and twice to the national festival held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. of Theatre.

The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) accredited the Theatre Program in 1988, making it the first accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in North Carolina and only the second in the nation. NAST re-accredited the program in 1996, making it in 2000 the only accredited BFA at an HBCU.

North Carolina A&T Theatre Arts Program is nationally ranked by Black Broadway as one of the top five Theatre Arts Programs for
African-American Students.


Whether you are planning on majoring in Acting, Theatre Arts Administration or Theatre with a Technical emphasis, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) cater to the specific needs of Black theatre professionals and can provide you with the education and support that you will need to start or enhance your theatre career. HBCUs have long been known as the cornerstone of educational opportunity for Blacks. In no particular order, Broadway Black has identified what we believe to be the top 5 HBCU theatre programs. (Read More)