Department of Performing Arts

Stage & Production Management (BFA)

Megan Harris benefits from early hands-on experience

Stage and Production Management major Megan Harris talks about how well-connected the alumni network is in stage management — and how willing to help alumni are. (Filmed and edited by Emerson College students.)

About the Program

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Classroom learning and hands-on experience engage Stage and Production Management students at Emerson to discover and develop their skills in collaboration, process, and leadership within the art of theatre! Through this, the Stage and Production Management curriculum will thoroughly prepare you for a career as a stage or production manager.

Practical application of your coursework begins in your freshman year, through varied stage management and production supervision projects during the Emerson Stage season and with professional internships at Boston’s leading theaters. In addition to stage and production management, course topics will include design/technology, directing, arts management, and related areas.

Program Requirements
Requirement Credits
BFA Stage and Production Management (detailed below) 64
Electives 8
General Education Requirements 56
Total Credits 128

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.

Department of Performing Arts Core
Year Number Course Credits
1st PA101 Languages of the Stage 4
1st TH142 Stagecraft Laboratories: Electrics 2
1st TH143 Stagecraft Laboratories: Props 2
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 Advanced Drama Studies 4
Total Department of Performing Arts Core 20
BFA Stage & Production Management Core
Year Number Course Credits
1st TH121 Introduction to Acting I 4
1st TH144 Stagecraft Laboratories: Costume Construction 2
1st TH145 Stagecraft Laboratories: Scenic Construction 2
1st TH249 Emerson Stage Production Team 0
1st TH277 Stage Management I 4
2nd TH377 Stage Management II 4
2nd TH250 Design Essentials 4
2nd TH275 Arts Management I 4
Total BFA Stage and Production Management Core 24
BFA Stage & Production Management Advanced
Year Course Credits
3rd TH477 Stage Management III 4
4th TH376 Production Management 4
4th TH381 Directing I: Fundamentals of Directing 4
3rd-4th Directed Study, Production Projects, Internship 8
Total BFA Stage & Production Management Advanced 20