School of Theatre and Dance
Theatre Education

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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 28th from 9:30A.M. – 11:30 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 OneStop) or documentation regarding their current academic standing.

Please contact Patch Clark at to register for a specific time.


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.