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Theatre Arts Education

School of Theatre and Dance Audition Procedure

All Theatre Arts Performance BFAs, Theatre Arts Education majors, students in advanced theatre techniques classes, and intended Theatre for Youth concentration students are REQUIRED to audition for main-stage and Theatre for Youth–Storybook Theatre productions.

The Theatre Arts Education Program at East Carolina University is comprised of outstanding studio, internship, classroom, and performance/technical experiences. Students are able to participate in the Arts Smart Performing Arts Series for Children, and Family Fare for onsite experiences in theatre education training.

Training is further enhanced through participation in performance and technical theatre for mainstage, studio, directing projects, and workshop productions at East Carolina University.

Licensure in Theatre Education is K-12 and requires 128 semester hours of study and internship experience.

Audition/interview information for Theatre Education:

Auditions/Interviews for admission into the Theatre Education concentration area will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 9:00A.M. in Room 202C Messick.

Those auditioning for the program must prepare a monologue of 1 minute or less, or a design portfolio, submit 3 copies of a 1-2 page, type- written paper which addresses the title and theme, “Why I Want to Teach Theatre,” and participate in an interview following the audition. Students should also bring a copy of their transcript (it may be printed from PiratePort) or documentation regarding their current academic standing.

Please contact Patch Clark at clarkp@ecu.edu to register for a specific time.

Note:

ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.

These are activities and props that students can create themselves. The activities are designed to incite the students to use creativity and imagination when creating their project.

The Creative Arts Informance Project is a uniquely collaborative on-site program shared by the East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance, The Schools of Music and Art and Tarboro High School, Edgecombe County Public Schools. ECU student interns participate in all phases of this collaborative effort including planning through implementation and supervised instruction. University faculty and public school faculty also interact and participate in "shared-teaching" opportunities in both the public school and university setting.

This participatory session and project concentrates on the issues, techniques, and pedagogical methods used in the development and implementation of this two-year project. Session members explore the use of integrated arts techniques while focusing upon the unifying theme of "Images." Session leaders demonstrate various techniques developed while working in the high school classroom including basic music instruction, response to various musical selections, improvisational scenarios, physical movement and dance, and visual arts techniques integrated within the various arts activities.

Group discussion explores how this Creative Arts Informance Project touches upon the following educational concerns:

  • The Broadening of Social Skills and Cultural Understanding through the Arts.
  • Collaborative Planning and Instruction in the Integrated Arts
  • Using the Arts in the Classroom to Express Adolescent Concerns: An Alternative Voice to Public School Violence

Effective Partnerships in the Arts: Collaborative Pedagogical Techniques, Curriculum Development, and Intern Extended Experience

The Creative Arts Informance Project for 1998-1999 produced the following conclusions:

  • Student-directed learning in the arts presents a challenge for classroom teachers, but the educational results are stronger. Students express more of an ownership of the material and learning experience when involved in this type of educational experience. The premise was that more arts lessons should be "guided" rather than teacher directed to allow students the opportunity for creative and critical thinking in the creation of an artistic piece.
  • Collaborative teaching and exploration shared by the University and public high school yields several opportunities for faculty and students to exchange ideas, gain experience and insight's regarding the other's "normal" day, and offer professional support for all involved. When faculty are readily available to for each other, the students benefit as well as the teachers due to the broadening of the knowledge, experience, and creative base.
  • When students are given various creative arts techniques to express their ideas, concerns, and goals, they also engage in discussion, cooperative learning, and collaborative experiences. Through collaborative projects such as this, students begin to find and individual, unique voice, as well as a sense of group sound.

These various topics were further explored in the second phase of the project as well as new areas of interest and exploration.

ECU faculty, the participating high school teacher and student interns present an overview of their unique experiences and demonstrate pedagogical techniques developed while involved in this collaborative integrated arts project. Participants also have the opportunity to examine collected data, scripts, creative writing, visual art, and video documentation, which illustrate the combined efforts of faculty and students to explore new methods of teaching and shared learning.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement:

 

All applicable ECU academic programs prepare students to sit for licensure in North Carolina.  In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure ECU is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.  ECU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina.  Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina.  

 

Important Note to Residents Outside of North Carolina:

 

Admission of applicants outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree, certificate or individual online course offered by East Carolina University, is dependent on ECU’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required.

 

East Carolina University delivers online education programs and courses throughout the United States and internationally. All programs have been approved by the University of North Carolina General Administration. Many states have prescribed an authorization process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to its state residents to ensure quality post-secondary education, to preserve the integrity of an academic degree, and to instill greater consumer protection for its student citizens.

 

East Carolina University has taken steps to protect its students and programs through nationwide compliance by: participating in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA); obtaining authorization, approval, exemptions and waivers; or confirming that East Carolina University can operate without such authorization because the state’s laws do not pertain to a public institution, to an accredited institution, or to the ECU’s activities in that state.

 

On November 14, 2016, East Carolina University was approved by to participate in NC-SARA which is a voluntary, regional/national approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions that participate in SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states.  States and institutions that choose to become members of or participate in SARA operate under a set of policies and standards overseen by SARA and administered by the four nationally recognized regional higher education compacts.


All Theatre Arts Performance BFAs, Theatre Arts Education majors, students in advanced theatre techniques classes, and intended Theatre for Youth concentration students are REQUIRED to audition for main-stage and Theatre for Youth–Storybook Theatre productions.

The Theatre Arts Education Program at East Carolina University is comprised of outstanding studio, internship, classroom, and performance/technical experiences. Students are able to participate in the Arts Smart Performing Arts Series for Children, and Family Fare for onsite experiences in theatre education training.

Training is further enhanced through participation in performance and technical theatre for mainstage, studio, directing projects, and workshop productions at East Carolina University.

Licensure in Theatre Education is K-12 and requires 128 semester hours of study and internship experience.


Additional forms and information

Theatre for Children and Youth Workshop

Activity Form

"Apple Book"

OCE Forms & Resources

Upper Division Forms

Upper Division Information

TaskStream

NC Essential Standards