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School of Theatre and Dance
Prospective Students

       East Carolina University’s Theatre Program is an Institutional member of The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)                                       
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Welcome to East Carolina University's School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre and Dance is one of the premier schools of its kind in the southeast, offering comprehensive and flexible programs.

In the School of Theatre and Dance, you can be a part of an intentionally small, high-quality student body of about 125 declared (and 225 intended) students. This group works and plays (and almost lives) in the Messick Theatre Arts Center, a facility dedicated entirely to the study of theatre and dance. The region relies on the School to satisfy its appetite for top quality productions.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU is a leader in theatre and dance education throughout the Southeast. With Alumni such as Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, Speed, Ms. Congeniality), Kevin Williamson (Writer/ Scream, Dawson’s Creek, Creator/Vampire Diaires), Beth Grant (The Rookie), Manley Pope (Rent: Broadway), Jeremy Woodard (Rock of Ages: Broadway) and Emily Procter (West Wing, CSI: Miami); people are quickly understanding why East Carolina is the perfect choice for furthering an education in theatre and dance.  Please click the links to the left and below to better acquaint yourself with our department and East Carolina University.  If you cannot find the information that you need click on the contact us link at the top of the page to find the appropriate area of interest.

Prospective Student Tools

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 

Costs for East Carolina University

Departmental Scholarship Information

ECU Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Apply Online to East Carolina University

Schedule a Visit to East Carolina University (Pirate Port)

School of Theatre and Dance Resources

Academic Programs



McGinnis Theatre Webcam

ECU/Loessin Box Office


School of Theatre and Dance Standard Operating Procedures

School of Theatre and Dance Viewbook
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Join the School of Theatre and Dance E-Mailing List (The Callboard)

Contact The School of Theatre and Dance