Department of Performing Arts
Landry Allbright uses acting to communicate
As an Acting major, you will move through a four-year sequence of progressively intensive training. During your third and fourth years, 75 percent of your work will be in the program itself. Retention in the program must be earned by commitment, personal growth, and a faculty evaluation through a re-evaluation process four times during freshman and sophomore years.
Because an intensive residency is essential to the success of the Studio, BFA students are not eligible to participate in the Los Angeles Program during the academic year. However, BFA students may use elective credits to participate in the L.A. summer program.
Please read the BA/BFA ACTING PROGRAMS HANDBOOK for more details about the program.
|BFA Acting (detailed below)||72|
|General Education Requirements||56|
|Total credits for BFA Acting||128|
|1st||PA101||Languages of the Stage||4|
|1st||TH149||Emerson Stage Production Crew||0|
|2nd||TH215||World Drama in its Context I||4|
|2nd||TH216||World Drama in its Context II||4|
|3rd-4th||TH||Advanced Drama Studies||4|
|Total Performing Arts Core||20|
Actor Training Core
|1st||TH123||Acting I: Movement||4|
|1st||TH124||Acting II: Voice and Text||4|
|2nd||TH221||Scene Study I||4|
|2nd||TH222||Scene Study II||4|
|Total Actor Training Core||20|
BFA Acting — Advanced (by audition during 2nd year)
|3rd||TH325||BFA Acting Studio I||8|
|3rd||TH326||BFA Acting Studio II||8|
|4th||TH425||BFA Acting Studio III||8|
|4th||TH426||BFA Acting Studio IV||8|
|Total BFA Acting — Advanced||32|
A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
Grammy nomination for Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."