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.
Department of Performing Arts Core
|1st||PA 101||Languages of the Stage||4|
|1st||TH 141-148||Stagecraft Laboratories||4|
|1st||TH 149||Emerson Stage Production Crew||0|
|2nd||TH 215||World Drama in its Context I||4|
|2nd||TH 216||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||TH 121||Introduction to Acting||4|
|3rd-4th||TH||Advanced Drama/Theatre Studies||4|
BFA Theatre Core (Choose three of the following:)
|2nd-4th||TH 250||Design Essentials||4|
|2nd-4th||TH 275||Arts Management I||4|
|2nd-4th||TH 381||Directing I: Fundamentals of Directing||4|
|2nd-4th||TH 388||Playwriting I||4|
|2nd-4th||TH 410||Principles in Dramaturgy||4|
|Total BFA Theatre Core||20|
BFA Theatre Advanced
|3rd-4th||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.