Department of Performing Arts

Graduate Degree

Theatre Education (MA)

The Master of Arts in Theatre Education program is for students who want to work at the intersection of education and theater. Our graduates have gone on to become theater teachers, community educators, directors, and playwrights, while others have gone on to pursue doctoral degrees.

Our curriculum emphasizes practical experience through internships and teaching opportunities at schools, museums, and other cultural organizations in Boston. In addition to helping direct, stage manage, and design for Emerson theater productions, students can also choose to earn their initial licensure in Massachusetts as teachers of theatre for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Playing the Other
Professor Robbie McCauley teaches theatre education skills in her course Playing the Other.


Performing Arts - Debra Acquavella Video
Stage and Production Manager-in-Residence Debra Acquavella has been a Production Stage Manager on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally for many years. Watch now »