Program Spotlight: Performing Arts
Theatre is more than a craft: it’s a way of connecting with others, of approaching challenges, and engaging the world. As a theatre artist in Emerson’s Department of Performing Arts, you will receive the necessary tools to focus your creative talents towards a fulfilling career—and life—in the theatre.
Emerson's mission is to train future leaders in arts, culture, and communication. The Department of Performing Arts' undergraduate and graduate programs encompass a core liberal arts curriculum, promote civic engagement, and demand that students create with clarity, integrity, and conviction. As a student here, you will work with active theatre professionals who have deep connections to the performing arts community in Boston and beyond. Your education will include studio work, classroom study, and the opportunities to apply lessons learned in the studio and class to real-life experiences—both in Emerson’s vibrant creative environment, and in the thriving theatre scene located just steps from our campus.
In Emerson’s Department of Performing Arts, we see our students as artistic collaborators and as colleagues. Welcome to our community.
A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Polly Carl, creative director of ArtsEmerson and director of Office of the Arts and HowlRound, was named "Person of the Year" by the National Theatre Conference. Carl also teaches in the Performing Arts department.
Andrea Ríos, a graduate student in Theatre Education, recently won Best International Documentary at the Girona Film Festival in Cataluna, Spain for her film Aleks.
Kevin Dwyer, '13 visits Boston as ASM on Book of Mormon National Tour.
Dwyer credits networking and mentorship of Emerson faculty with helping him land national tour of Tony-winning show.
Assistant Professor Christina Marin recieves service learning innovation grant
to support collaboration between Emerson's Theatre Education graduate program and ¡ACCIÓN! Community Theater (ACT) in Hyde Square.