Department of Communication and Performance Studies

The ECU Communication & Performance Studies Program offers four areas of concentration to students . Communication & Performance Studies explore the ways human communication impacts individuals, societies, and the world. CPS students may select from Communication Studies, Speech Teacher Education, Theatre, or Musical Theatre concentrations. Minors are offered in Communication Studies, Dance, and Theatre.

Communication & Performance Studies majors participate in a broad variety of activities. They perform and tech stage productions, represent the university in intercollegiate speech and debate competition, and participate in both the American College Theatre Festival and the American College Dance Association Festival. Whatever your interests, you are sure to find something going on in the ECU Communication and Performance Studies program.

For further information, contact Dr. Richard Groetzinger, Program Coordinator at 580-559-5600 or email

The cast of "Picnic" take a bow after the show.