Student Opportunities

As a CMTA student, you'll have access to many student organizations and opportunities where you'll gain valuable hands-on experienced designed to enhance and enrich your studies at EMU. Please check out the following:

  • Additional Performance Opportunities

    Performance Hours

    The Interpretation and Performance Studies area hosts monthly celebrations of performance that give students and faculty an opportunity to share a range of work unlike anything else offered on EMU's campus. Performance Hours span traditional and non-traditional forms of presentation: slam poetry, puppetry, original music, painting, comedy routines, readings of literature, performance art, personal narratives and even performance of text messages and tweets. For information check out the I/PS information board next to the Theatre Office, 103 Quirk or contact Amy Johnson at ajohns27@emich.edu.

    Performance Festivals

    Performance Festivals are weekend events providing opportunities to view and work with others in performance from across the nation. Students participate in workshops and lectures, and experience guest artists. Featured performances are open to direction by faculty and selected MA students. Past festivals include:

    • SuperiorFest Colloquium at Lake Superior State University
    • Petit Jean Performance Festival in Arkansas
    • St. Cloud State Performance Festival in Minnesota
    • Patti Pace Performance Festival at Georgia Southern University
    • Performing Diversity at Kutztown University, Pennsylvania
    • Performance West in California, Playback in North America Conference hosted in Boston
    • Oakland Community College Festival in Michigan (co-hosted by EMU)

    Information regarding upcoming opportunities and auditions is posted on the I/PS information board next to the Theatre Office, 103 Quirk or contact Dr. Rich at arich@emich.edu.

  • Alpha Psi Omega

    The EMU Pi Alpha chapter is a theatre honor society that recognizes students who demonstrate a high standard of accomplishment in theatre. Through Alpha Psi Omega chapters at other colleges and universities, you'll find many others who share your passion for theatre.

    For more info, check out the Alpha Psi Omega national website.

  • AMP

    Associated with EMU's Arts Administration programs, the mission of AMP is to enhance the connections among student artists and audiences, venues and opportunities. It's a powerful asset to help you take your creative practices and use (and improve) them as you advance in any of the artistic disciplines (music, dance, visual arts, theatre, etc.)
  • Eagle Filmmakers Association

    Since 2005, Eagle Filmmakers Association has been providing a community for EMU's filmmaking student body. We share learning, experience-building, and networking opportunities through our workshops, movie productions, and connections to alumni and local filmmakers. EMFS major/minor students and any EMU students are welcome, regardless of prior filmmaking experience.

    We also provide a community for movie enthusiasts and film academics. We host screenings and friendly discussions for movie lovers, film nerds and cinephiles of all kinds to be introduced to new movies and to create discussions around film.

    Check out the Eagle Filmmakers Youtube channel.

    Join the EFA

  • EMU Today TV

    Find out more about EMU Today TV.

  • ETC: Educational Theatre Collective

    ETC is a student organization at Eastern Michigan University comprised of students who are interested and passionate about Educational Theatre. Collaborative is to provide advocacy, community and opportunity for exploration in the field of educational theatre. It also seeks to provide additional financial support for students pursuing projects and initiatives in the educational theatre field. For more information check out our website.
  • ETV and Eagle Radio

    ETV Campus Cable Channel 18

    ETV is programming produced for students by students. ETV provides a public service for the EMU community by keeping the university community in touch with itself through video. All ETV programming is produced, written and directed by students. We are on Facebook and YouTube.

    Eagle Radio

    Eagle Radio is run for and by students. The station features public service programs, news, entertainment and coverage of EMU sports. Check out our Facebook page.

  • Forensics

    Learn more about Forensics at EMU.
  • Performance Hours

    The Interpretation and Performance Studies area hosts monthly celebrations of performance that give students and faculty an opportunity to share a range of work unlike anything else offered on EMU's campus.

    Performance Hours span traditional and non-traditional forms of presentation: slam poetry, puppetry, original music, painting, comedy routines, readings of literature, performance art, personal narratives, and even performance of text messages and tweets.

    For information check out the I/PS information board next to the Theatre Office, 103 Quirk or contact:

  • PLAYERS at EMU

    PLAYERS at EMU isa theatre arts organization that seeks to preserve, publicize and develop student performers and performances. Ultimately it is designed to develop human connections through student performances and to enrich the lives of students through the performing arts.

    PLAYERS at EMU enables students to create, administrate, and progress through the performing arts. In short, PLAYERS at EMU promotes theatre arts for all EMU students by allowing them to take full advantage of the artistic opportunities on campus and promoting the idea that creativity today will shape society tomorrow.

  • PRSSA

    The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a professional student organization that introduces students in public relations, journalism, marketing, communication, English and related fields to the professional world by enhancing relationships with public relations practitioners.

    The EMU PRSSA, Eleanor Wright Chapter, supports student development through internship opportunities, agency tours and bi-weekly workshops. Our chapter frequently hosts industry experts that assist us in guiding aspiring public relations practitioners on their paths to success.

    For more information, check out our website!

  • Six Figures

    Playback Theatre is an improvisational form of performance which invites audience members to share stories from their everyday lives; the company then spontaneously transforms them into theatre. The first Playback Theatre was founded in 1975 by Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas, and there are now Playback Theatre groups throughout the world. Because of growing demand for training, Fox founded the School for Playback Theatre in 1993, which was renamed Centre for Playback Theatre in 1996.

    Playback Theatre was introduced at EMU more than a decade ago by Dr. Anita Rich, who serves as the director of EMU's Six Figures Playback Theatre. As Fox wrote, "Playback is about creating a theatre of neighbors not strangers." As a member of this innovative performance group, you'll develop and improve your techniques and skills to engage audiences in addressing and encouraging dialogue about important social issues. You will also have the opportunity to work with and for a range of audiences.

    For more information, please explore the Six Figures site.

  • Theatre Productions

    See a list of our upcoming productions!
  • WEMU-FM

    An affiliate of National Public Radio, WEMU-FM (89.1) is the jazz center and soul of southeast Michigan. The station also features news, interesting features and smart talk.

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