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School of Theatre and Dance
The Mission


       East Carolina University’s Theatre Program is an Institutional member of The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)                                       
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From the beginning, the Department has basically had two central goals:  1)  to give students top-notch professional training in theatre and dance; and 2) to offer professional quality theatrical productions for the University and the region.  The Department maintains a strong commitment to an undergraduate -only education and offers undergraduates numerous opportunities in performance and production.  Depending on the desire and focus, students can choose from a variety of degrees and concentrations.  BFA degrees are offered with a concentration in the following areas: acting, design-production, theatre education, dance education, musical theatre, and a variety of dance forms.  The BFA curriculum is designed to help students compete successfully for work in the highly competitive professional arena.  For a more traditional liberal arts focus, a BA degree in Theatre Arts is offered.  The Department also provides educational enrichment for the non-major undergraduate student by providing many opportunities for cultural and academic growth through course-work and theatrical productions.

The Department also has artistic and producing responsibility for the ECU/Loessin Playhouse and Summer Theatre, and the East Carolina Dance Theatre.