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 invite you to create an account in our online Application Portal. Please note:

  • Your invitation to create an online account will be sent via email to the email address that you provided on your application.
  • Although transcripts, recommendations, and test scores are a required part of the application due at the application deadline, they are not required for creating an online account.
  • The Department of Performing Arts only accepts applications for the fall term.
  • Transfer applicants to the Department of Performing Arts must apply and complete their Artistic Review within 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 a minimum of three years in order to graduate (four years for BFA Musical Theatre).

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

2016–2017 Artistic Review Schedule »

If you have questions regarding the Department of Performing Arts or the Artistic Reviews, please contact 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 and, once inside, 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 online account or logging in to the Application Portal, please contact Undergraduate Admission at admission@emerson.edu or 617-824-8600.