Theater is more than a craft; it’s a way of life. At Emerson’s Department of Performing Arts, you’ll become part of a vibrant community of working artists who will help you develop your creative talents into a fulfilling career—and life—in the theater.
Chances are you’ve known for some time that you wanted to pursue studies in theater. If that’s the case, welcome home. At Emerson’s Department of Performing Arts, you’ll be surrounded and supported by equally passionate and invested students, professors, visiting artists, and staff, with whom you’ll collaborate and learn in the classroom, the studio, and on stage.
Rafael Jaen teaches students costume design.
Our dedicated faculty members are seasoned theater professionals who are deeply connected to the performing arts community in Boston and beyond. With their guidance, you’ll perfect your skills and develop a framework for understanding both your craft and the vital role that theater plays in enriching cultures and strengthening communities.
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From film roles and theater productions to arts education programs and award-winning set designs, see what Performing Arts students, faculty, and alumni are creating in Boston and around the world.