Performing Arts: Theatre Design/Technology BFA
All performing arts applicants must submit a theatrical résumé that may include, but is not limited to, their experience in:
One copy of your Résumé should be submitted through Stagedoor and one copy included in your portfolio.
Your portfolio should consist of 20 samples of creative work. These examples of your creative work should document your work in the theater, but may also include:
- Art sketches
- Video or audio tapes
- Photos of scale models, ceramics, or sculptures
- Evidence of fashion design and construction techniques
- Evidence of fashion hair and make-up techniques
- Jewelry designs
- Computer graphics
- Graphic designs
- Evidence of special engineering or mechanical skills
- Evidence of puppetry design and construction techniques
Please include a copy of your résumé in your portfolio and remember to bring your portfolio to your interview.
Your portfolio will be returned to you at the end of your interview.
The interview plays an important role in the admission decision. It gives us the opportunity to discuss your portfolio with you, evaluate your talent and potential, and determine if you would be compatible with our program.
View the 2012-2013 Artistic Review schedule.
Applicants who are required to complete an interview (BFA Design/Technology, BFA Stage and Production Management) will book themselves into a 30–minute interview period. Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to the interview start time so that the interview staff can confirm your arrival and take a photo of you. This photo will be associated with your record and interview and it will only be used internally at Emerson College for the interview process. After you have been checked in, you will be directed to the room where your interview will take place. Anyone accompanying you will be directed to wait in the Visitor Center.
Applicants to the BFA in Theatre Design/Technology may complete their interview on-campus in Boston or in New York or Chicago in accordance with the 2012-2013 Artistic Review schedule. All in-person interviews are scheduled through Stagedoor.
Telephone interviews are available for applicants who live outside of the Northeast United States and for whom the cost of traveling is prohibitive. They are offered according to the schedule on a space-available basis. Those applicants interested in scheduling a telephone interview should contact the Performing Arts Admission Coordinator at email@example.com and, using a mailing service that offers tracking, mail a copy of their portfolio to:
Department of Performing Arts
Performing Arts Admission Coordinator
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA, 02116
Please note that telephone interviews will not be scheduled until Performing Arts has received your portfolio.