East Carolina University – Greenville, NC
Jayme Host, Theatre Director
At ECU we believe in practical experience. Studio/class work is vital to the process of learning, but being in on the construction, rehearsal, and performance of a production is the best way to learn the craft. We offer BFAs in all areas of theatre. Freshmen are encouraged to audition for MainStage productions, as it replicates real world competition for roles and technical positions. We are committed to producing quality productions and students are treated as young professionals.
Meredith College – Raleigh, NC
Steven Roten, Program Coordinator
Imagine. Create. Succeed. That is what our theatre program encourages each student to accomplish during their four years at Meredith. We sharpen each woman’s performance, design and technical skills while they earn a strong liberal arts degree from an institution that is consistently ranked both a top regional and national college. Working with guest artists, creating a strong ensemble, and learning from working professional faculty members are all reasons why students choose Meredith!
UNC School of the Arts – Winston-Salem, NC
Michael Kelley, Dean, School of Design & Production
UNCSA’s School of Design and Production is one of the top theatrical design and production schools in the world. The program delivers a profoundly creative, hands-on immersion in the behind-the-scenes magic of live theatre and themed entertainment. Some schools bundle design and production courses under a generalist Theatre Studies degree. When you attend UNCSA, you get a stand-alone conservatory dedicated to rigorous professional training in every aspect of stagecraft: Scenic Technology, Technical Direction, Stage Automation, Costume Design and Technology, Wig and Makeup Design, Scene Design, Stage Properties, Scene Painting, Sound design, Stage Management, Lighting Design and Technology. Gain invaluable experience working on countless UNCSA productions a year — from ballet to opera to theatre and more — inside the UNCSA School of Design and Production is 80,000 square feet of state-of-the-art production space.
William Peace University – Raleigh, NC
Wade Newhouse, Department Chair
WPU’s Theatre and Musical Theatre program gives students the chance to follow their dreams in a nurturing, personalized setting in the heart of Raleigh. We offer a BFA in Musical Theatre and BAs in Theatre, Arts Administration, and Theatre Education–all within walking distance of Raleigh’s vibrant downtown. In addition to our own main stage productions, our students regularly perform with influential local companies such as Burning Coal, Bare Theatre, and Raleigh Little Theatre.