Department of Performing Arts
Stage & Production Management (BFA)
Megan Harris benefits from early hands-on experience
The Stage and Production Management curriculum will thoroughly prepare you for a career as a stage or production manager through the development of skills essential for professional success.
Beginning in your freshman year, coursework is realized through practical application in varied stage management and production supervision positions during the Emerson Stage season and through professional internships at Boston’s leading theaters. Course topics will include design/technology, directing, arts management, and related areas.
|PA 101||Languages of the Stage|
|TH 149||Emerson Stage Production Crew|
|TH 215||World Drama in Its Context I|
|TH 216||World Drama in Its Context II|
|TH 121||Introduction to Acting I|
|TH 143||Stagecraft: Properties Construction|
|TH 142||Stagecraft: Electrics|
|TH 144||Stagecraft: Costume Construction|
|TH 145||Stagecraft: Scenic Construction|
|TH 249||Emerson Stage Production Team|
|TH 275||Introduction to Arts Management|
|TH 277||SM 1: Introduction to Stage Management|
|TH 377||SM 2: Intermediate Stage Management|
|TH 477||SM 3: Advanced Stage Management|
|TH 250||Design Essentials|
|TH 376||Production Management|
|TH 381||Directing I: Fundamentals of Directing|
|Advanced Drama (4 credits)|
|Directed Study, Production Projects, Internship (12 credits)|
|Related Electives (chosen with advisor) (4 credits)|
Performing Arts faculty member and Costume Shop Supervisor Rafael Jaen talks about his experience designing costumes for the Lyric Stage's production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
Performing Arts alumnus Scott Sinclair ’10 knows long hours. While at Emerson, he interned at the SpeakEasy Stage Company. The internship turned into a job. Now, Sinclair is directing his first major performance, Striking 12–a concert with three performers based on the holiday classic The Little Match Girl.