Undergraduate Program


The Department of Film and Theatre houses a Bachelor of Arts degree where students can choose from two courses for study: Film Arts or Theatre Arts.

The Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The Bachelor of Arts Degree is a four-year/120 credit hour degree designed to prepare students for entry in to the fields of film, theatre and creative writing, and as a foundation for future graduate study.

Course of Study

Filming a productionFilm Arts
We offer students the opportunity to be a part of the action. Our Nims Center Studios is a 30,000-square-foot facility often used for professional big-budget films (Runaway Jury, Ray, and Glory Road to name a few). There are opportunities to be a part of these productions while attending the University of New Orleans.

Comedy and TragedyTheatre Arts
UNO is committed to maintaining a wide range of plays, and exposing you to a wide variety of dramatic literature and production styles. Theatre UNO has been a major contributor to the live performance landscape that has grown in the New Orleans area. Our graduates have worked in every major venue of the city having been instrumental in starting several of these award winning theatre companies.


The Department of Film and Theatre Arts offers a minor with the following requirements.

Degree Requirements