Fine Arts & Communication Archives

Sep 29, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

Student: Ella Chapman

East Carolina University senior Ella Chapman loves to sing and perform, so majoring in music made sense when choosing a career. She grew up in a musical family: Her mother...

Sep 29, 2023
  • Ken Buday

Faculty: James Franklin

In dusty, west Texas, nothing should grow. Yet, it’s where musical passion grew in Dr. James Franklin, the director of choral activities and associate professor of music at East Carolina...

Students rehearse for the East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance’s 2023 Fall Dance Concert.
Sep 27, 2023
  • Meaghan Skelly


The East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance opens its doors this week for the Loessin Playhouse season opener, the 2023 Fall Dance Concert. The collaborative performance will span...

Sep 15, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

Meaning in making: ECU students turn everyday objects into art

Earlier this week, visiting scholar Neil Nenner challenged East Carolina University graduate students to go outside the School of Art and Design and photograph things they normally wouldn’t. The exercise...

Sep 13, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

ECU art and design alumnus recognized by South Arts

An East Carolina University alumnus has been named a state fellow and finalist for the prestigious 2023 South Arts Southern Prize for Visual Arts. Michael Webster of Spartanburg, South Carolina,...

Graphic of student wearing purple shirt and ECU tie with a name tag that says,
Aug 17, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman


Over the summer, 20 East Carolina University undergraduates took part in the rewarding and impactful SECU Public Fellows Internship program. The internship program places undergrads with government and nonprofit organizations...

East Carolina University fine arts major Ashr Burgess uses photography skills he learned in class to help the Greenville Museum of Art in their mission.
Aug 16, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman


How do you know if your education will translate to career success? That’s the question fine arts major Ashr Burgess was asking himself as he prepared for his final semester...

Celeste and Reginald Hodges of Durham stand beside 1950s Gongoli masks they donated to East Carolina University. The masks are part of a collection on exhibit at the Wellington B. Gray Gallery.
Aug 15, 2023
  • Crystal Baity


About 150 African art pieces incorporating everyday items like hand stamped fabric to one-of-a-kind carved Gongoli masks are on display in a new exhibition in Jenkins Fine Arts Center at...

Pirate Nation has raised $503.7 million and counting in the Pursue Gold campaign.
Aug 09, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


East Carolina University is painting the Pursue Gold campaign purple as gifts supporting the Jeff Charles Scholarship fund have taken the comprehensive campaign over its $500 million goal. Pirate Nation...

Aug 07, 2023
  • Doug Boyd

ECU renovations, upgrades aimed at elevating learning, research and campus life

The beep-beep of loaders, the rumbles of diesel engines and the whir of power tools have been steady reminders during the summer of construction work going on at East Carolina...