Department of Communication and Performance Studies

Welcome to the Communication & Performance Studies Program at ECU!

Communication & Performance Studies explore the ways human communication impacts individuals, societies, and the world. At ECU, our Communication & Performance Studies Program (CPS) offers students four areas of concentration: Communication Studies, Speech Teacher Education, Theatre, or Musical Theatre concentrations. Minors are also 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

Romeo & Juliet Fairies
ECU's 2017 Theatre Production of Romeo & Juliet -- Check out the ECU Photo Gallery