Undergraduate Admission

Performing Arts Requirements: Artistic Reviews

Undergraduate applicants to the Department of Performing Arts must complete a major-specific Artistic Review.

1. Apply

Within 3-4 days of receiving your application, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will email your Emerson ID to the email account that you provided on your application. Please note:

  • Although transcripts, recommendations, and test scores are a required part of the application due at the application deadline, they are not required to prompt the emailing of your Emerson ID.
  • The Department of Performing Arts only accepts applications for the fall term.
  • Transfer applicants accepted to any program in the Department of Performing Arts are required to study at Emerson College for a minimum of three years in order to graduate. Transfer applicants to Musical Theatre must audition in the same time frame as first-year applicants (Early Action or Regular Decision dates) and if accepted are required to study at Emerson College for four years.

2. Preview your Artistic Review

Preview the Artistic Review Requirements

Theatre, BFA Musical Theatre, BFA
Theatre & Performance, BFA Theatre Design/Technology, BFA
Theatre Education, BFA Stage and Production Management, BFA
Theatre Education & Performance, BFA Looking for BFA Acting or BFA Stage & Screen Design/Technology?

Preview the Artistic Review Schedule

2015–2016 Artistic Review Schedule »

If you have questions regarding the Department of Performing Arts or the Artistic Reviews, please read the Artistic Review FAQ before contacting us at 617-824-8780 or PA_ArtisticReview@emerson.edu.

3. Schedule and complete your Artistic Review

Artistic Reviews are scheduled (auditions, interviews) or completed (essays, video auditions) online in the Performing Arts Artistic Review section of the Emerson College Application Portal. Log in to the Application Portal below using your Emerson ID and date of birth (mm/dd/yy). Once inside the Application Portal, click on the Artistic Review link.

Application Portal »

Please be advised that the scheduling of Artistic Reviews is a first-come, first-served process completed by you, the applicant, and space is limited, especially for Artistic Reviews outside of Boston.

If you have questions regarding your Emerson ID or logging in to the Emerson Application Portal, please contact Undergraduate Admission at admission@emerson.edu or 617-824-8600.