College & University Membership

Memberships run July 1 – June 30. For more information or if you need an invoice, email

Member Benefits

  • Invitation to take part in recruitment opportunities like NCTC College Day and the NCTC High School Play Festival.

  • Eligibility for the prestigious NCTC College/University Award.

  • Access to job and audition listings on our website – your school can post an unlimited amount of listings for FREE.

  • Stay informed about what’s happening in the NC Legislature and how it could affect you! NCTC will send you important advocacy messages and calls to action.

  • 25% discount on Consulting Services – we specialize in customized recruitment strategies for college theatre departments.

  • Opportunity to nominate your students for the NCTC Theatre Admin Intensive.

  • Support NCTC scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study in theatre. 

  • Benefits don’t stop here – promote your department with member-discounted program ads, an expanded profile on our website and more!


NCTC works to ensure theatre is supported and funded by the NC Legislature. We advocate for arts education policy improvements to ensure theatre arts programs are protected in K-12 schools. Without these programs, we wouldn’t have students who want to major in theatre in college!

We also advocate for arts funding that will ensure you and your students have a thriving theatre industry to work within. We provide how-to guides to gain support and appreciation for your program, and we offer consulting services to help you with new recruitment strategies. NCTC is an advocacy leader and your participation is key to our collective success!

2024–25 Membership Pricing

  • Level 1 Dues - $300

    Budgets of $0 – $75,000 (includes theatre department budget and theatre staff/faculty salaries)

  • Level 2 Dues - $400

    Budgets of $75,001 – $150,000 (includes theatre department budget and theatre staff/faculty salaries)

  • Level 3 Dues - $460

    Budgets of $150,001 – $500,000 (includes theatre department budget and theatre staff/faculty salaries)

  • Level 4 Dues - $590

    Budgets of $500,001 – $1,000,000 (includes theatre department budget and theatre staff/faculty salaries)

  • Level 5 Dues - $670

    Budgets of $1,000,001 – $3,000,000 (includes theatre department budget and theatre staff/faculty salaries)

  • Level 6 Dues - $730

    Budgets of $3,000,001 and up (includes theatre department budget and theatre staff/faculty salaries)

Recruit & Advertise With NCTC

NCTC events reach over 3,000 theatre students annually. Your member benefits go beyond participating in our largest and most exciting recruitment event, NCTC College Day. Join NCTC and take advantage of the additional recruitment opportunities available!

Featured Members

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Catawba College – Salisbury, NC
Erin Dougherty, Department Chair | Email

Throughout your performing arts experience at Catawba College, you will focus on perfecting your craft. Our programs are quite different from a traditional conservatory, though we offer BFA, BA, and BS degrees. Our approach for all degrees is highly practical and aligns directly with industry standards. We aim to create well-rounded, industry-ready professionals who have refined their talents through self-expression, collaboration, creative problem-solving, communication and leadership, accompanied by a broad understanding of the business of theatre and music that will enable a promising future in the arts! To learn more about our program offerings, please visit our website.

East Carolina University – Greenville, NC
Jayme Host, Program Director | Email

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  |  Email

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  |  Email

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is a top-ranked arts conservatory and America’s first state-supported arts school. The nation’s only public university of five arts disciplines on one campus, UNCSA prepares emerging artists for careers in dance, design and production, drama, filmmaking, and music at the undergraduate through post-graduate levels, as well as through a specialized high school with free tuition for in-state residents. UNCSA provides industry-leading instruction in an inclusive environment where students are encouraged to leverage the arts as a mechanism for change. Interdisciplinary opportunities arising from the unique arts ecosystem on campus at UNCSA prepare artists to enter an evolving global arts and entertainment industry. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina System when it was formed in 1972. For more information, visit

William Peace University – Raleigh, NC
Wade Newhouse, Program Director  |  Email

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.