Department of Performing Arts
Students run fight call prior to a performance on the Cutler Majestic stage.
About the program
Emerson College’s BFA in Theatre offers dynamic, comprehensive training grounded in the liberal arts. With a programmatic structure artfully balanced between study and practice, breadth and depth, arts and academics, our students will explore the world of the theatre and theatre in the world. Whether you are a future producer, director, playwright, dramaturg, administrator, or wish to create your own interdisciplinary path in the theatre, our program will help you grow into a multi-faceted practitioner of your craft.
|BFA Theatre (detailed below)||56|
|General Education Requirements||56|
Compare the requirements of this program to other Emerson BFA degrees in Performing Arts.
To see descriptions of any of the below classes, please visit our course catalogue.
|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 Department of Performing Arts Core||20|
BFA Theatre Core
|1st||TH121||Introduction to Acting||4|
|3rd-4th||TH||Advanced Drama/Theatre Studies||4|
|2nd-4th||Three of the following courses:||12|
|TH275||Arts Management I|
|TH381||Directing I: Fundamentals of Directing|
|TH410||Principles in Dramaturgy|
|Total BFA Theatre Core||20|
BFA Theatre Advanced
Performing Arts Concentration
Students will select advanced courses in a specific area or areas of their choosing according to an educational plan designed in consultation with their advisor.
A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Academy Fight Song involves PA alumni, faculty
in world-premiere production at Boston Center for the Arts.
Kinky Boots actor comes home.
Following a stint on Broadway, Lauren Chapman '12 returns to Boston in the Tony award-winning show's national tour.
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.
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!