When and where is NCTC College Discovery Day?
NCTC College Discovery Day took place on November 22, 2014 at Greensboro College.
The 2015 NCTC College Discovery Day will take place on November 21; location TBA.
What is NCTC College Discovery Day?
NCTC College Discovery Day is the only event in the state that connects you with NC college theatre programs. You can audition for college representatives or present your portfolio, and your parents have the opportunity to attend workshops, covering everything from financial aid, to careers a theatre major can pursue. Students and parents visit the College Fair to meet over 20 theatre departments, all in one place, in one day! NCTC College Discovery Day is a one-stop shop for theatre students in NC!
An NCTC College Discovery Day parent participant shares her experience at the event:
“After years hearing that my daughter was odd, didn’t fit in, or would have to find a ‘real’ profession at some point, it was wonderful watching her being not only accepted, but CELEBRATED by colleges who wanted her just the way she is! This day was for exceptional arts students to get together and be with people like them. These kids were understood on a level I don’t think they see too often. I highly recommend this event for every theatre student.”
How is this different from other College Fairs?
At most college fairs, the admissions department is chosen to represent their school. They may not know the specific theatre department details you are requesting. At NCTC College Discovery Day, you meet with theatre professors and current students from the schools that interest you! They can answer questions about majors offered, performance opportunities, student life and so much more!
Who should attend?
Any high school student in grades 9-12 who is interested in studying theatre in college! Whether you are planning to pursue a theatre major or minor, this event will help you find the right school. Colleges are not just interested in seniors, they’re excited to meet students in grades 9-11 too! Parents are also welcome to register, to learn more about the opportunities their student can have as a theatre major, and speak to current college theatre students.