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Learning Communities in the Residence Halls

Performing Cultures

Students who have an appreciation for performing arts or are performing artists themselves find a home in the Performing Cultures Learning Community. Whether a student likes the spotlight or thrives behind the scenes, the Performing Cultures Learning Community is the place where residents learn from others on the floor and make connections with student groups on campus.

Through workshops and field trips, students will be actively engaged in and exposed to both the Emerson and Boston arts scene. They will take their newfound skills and knowledge to execute their final capstone performance. Students in this Learning Community work together as a production team in order to produce a completely student-driven show that they create themselves. This exciting opportunity typically provides the Performing Cultures participants with the rare occasion to gain hands-on experience in areas of directing, producing, stage management, house management, company management, box office management, marketing, choreography, music and vocal direction, props, hair and make-up, costumes, set design, sound design, and lighting design.

The Performing Cultures Learning Community is located on the 11th floor of the Piano Row Residence Hall for the 2013-2013 academic year, and will move to its new home on the 7th floor of the Paramount Residence Hall for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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