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    East Carolina University
  Feb 22, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Theatre Arts, BFA

Musical Theatre Program Coordinator: Michael Tahaney (214 Messick Building; 252-328-1199;
Professional Actor Training Program Coordinator: Natalie Stewart (208 Messick Building; 252-328-2110;

Stage Management Program Coordinator: Jeni Parker (102 Messick Building; 252-328-1212;
Theatre Design and Production Program Coordinator: Reid Parker (Scene Shop; 252-328-6925;
Theatre for Youth Program Coordinator: Patricia (Patch) Clark (202 Messick Building; 328-1196;

Theatre arts majors must attain a minimum grade of C in all required theatre courses.

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. General education requirements - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit see General Education Program.)

Include six hours from the following ENGL courses:

3. Concentrations - 44-62 s.h.

(Choose one.)

a. Musical theatre concentration (61-62 s.h.)

BFA musical theatre majors begin concentration area courses during fall semester of the freshmen year. Therefore, auditions are held each spring to gain admission to the musical theatre program. For detailed information, see the School of Theatre and Dance website at

Dance (17 s.h.)

Students must complete a minimum of two courses in tap, two courses in ballet, and three courses in jazz. 


*Students exempt from these courses must take other higher level group or applied piano to complete required MUSC hours.

c. Stage management concentration (57 s.h.)

To move successfully through the program to graduation, the BFA stage management candidate will be reviewed annually by a faculty jury consisting of the stage management supervisor, one ECU Playhouse director, one design production faculty member, and the department chairman. The candidate must demonstrate to the jury that s/he is progressing and developing both scholastically and in stage management skills, as evidenced in both course work and in practice. A student who fails to pass the annual jury, who wishes to remain a department major, will be referred to the BA degree program in theatre arts.

Choose a minimum of 13 s.h. from:

Each course may be repeated up to three times, and THEA 4444  must be taken at least once.

Choose one from:

Choose a minimum of 13 s.h. from:

Each course may be repeated up to three times, and THEA 4444  must be taken at least once.

4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.