Prospective student information

Courses
Dance and Dance Education

Musical Theatre, Professional Acting, Stage Management, Design and Production, Theatre for Youth

Theatre Arts Education

Theatre Arts

Tuition and fees
Learn about ECU’s tuition and fees here.

Visit
There’s nothing like a visit to campus to witness our culture and traditions firsthand. Admissions conducts campus tours year-round. Schedule here. If our production schedule allows us to do so, we would love to introduce you to the School of Theatre and Dance following your campus tour. Contact us regarding availability at theatre@ecu.edu.

Apply
All programs in the School of Theatre and Dance require application to ECU. Apply here. Learn more about specific program requirements by reviewing the program audition links.

Scholarships
Archie R. and Rendie Ward Smith Memorial Scholarship

Archie R. Burnette Family Endowment for Theatre Arts

Drama Camp Fund

ECU Theatre Foundation

Edgar & Amanda Loessin Acting/Directing Scholarship

Ellis-Roberson Scholarship for Theatre and Dance

Friends of Theatre and Dance

Graham Pollock Endowment Fund for Guest Artists

Hardy Scholarship in Theatre Arts

John D. Messick Scholarship

Johnnie Collins III Drama Scholarship Endowment

Lynette and George Johnson, Jr. Scholarship

Mavis Ray Dance Scholarship

Marie Smith Wallace Dance Scholarship

Nancy and George Meiggs Memorial Fund

Nell Draper Burnette Acting Scholarship

Olin & Angela Vincent Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Peggy and William Corbitt Scholarship

School of Theatre and Dance Scholarship Pool

Theatre Arts Dance Scholarship

Visual Performance Theatre Endowment

Additional scholarships are available through ECUAWard, a scholarship application portal. Within the portal are “auto-apply” opportunities and those that require additional action and information for consideration. Scholarship opportunities open in September and are posted each month through March. Complete the General Scholarship Application. To view a list of opportunities for which an applicant may be eligible, please visit the Recommended Opportunities page on the applicant dashboard, review the opportunities and their requirements, and complete any supplemental questions or requirements. Award notices are sent to applicants via ECU student email accounts starting in late February. Note that it is important for applicants to check their ECU email account regularly.