Theatre Arts

BA in Theatre Arts

About the degree

“Intimate Apparel” 2022
Directed by BA Theatre Major
Jessica Crenshaw

The BA in Theatre arts is a flexible liberal arts degree in which students gain the comprehensive skills required to succeed in the field of theatre as well as related fields that demand superior critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills.

It is an ideal degree for students with multiple interests in theatre, a special interest in directing or dramaturgy as well as students who wish to combine theatre training with other academic disciplines. BA students will participate in all of the core curriculum including classes in acting, directing, dramaturgy, design and production, script analysis, stage management, theatre history and literature and voice articulation. In the upper levels, students will select from a menu of courses according to their areas of interest and can focus more on directing and dramaturgy, acting and movement, or theatre management. BA students interested in acting are encouraged to audition for all roles in our productions. All BA students participate in various production assignments and technical crews as well as stage management.

Upon graduation BA students pursue graduate study or enter the profession, working in diverse careers in theatre, film, and television, often as literary or casting agents, stage and screen writers, theatre managers, educators, directors, and marketers as well as in a variety of communication related fields. This is the most flexible of the concentrations in terms of accepting transfer credits as well as enabling students to double major

In order to be accepted into the BA in Theatre Arts, students must complete an application to ECU, submit writing sample and interview with Dr. Jen-Scott Mobley.

Student experiences

Students often participate in the East Carolina Theatre Association and other student-led groups such as Fifth Street Players, SWISH Improv, Reader’s Theatre and other special projects both on-stage and behind the scenes.


How do I learn more about this degree?

Contact Dr. Jen-Scott Mobley: 252-757-4366