Artistic Applications


All Performing Arts applicants are required to apply to Emerson College before completing an Artistic Application hosted by our partners at Acceptd.

Once your application to Emerson College has been received, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will email you an Emerson Admission Office ID Number. Although transcripts and recommendations are a required part of the application due at the application deadline, they are not a requirement for receiving an Emerson Admission Office ID Number.

You may only apply for Fall admission and you may only apply to one Emerson program. The program that you select in your Artistic Application on Acceptd must match the program that you select in your Emerson College Application.

Applicants to Onstage and Backstage majors are also required to pay a non-refundable $27 Artistic Application fee* on Acceptd.


Onstage Programs

Backstage Programs

Offstage Programs


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.

Fee Waivers

*Fee waivers can help applicants reduce the cost of applying to college. Acceptd offers fee waivers for Artistic Applications and Emerson College offers them for both Artistic and Emerson College Application fees. Requesting a fee waiver will not affect your application in any way so, if you are enduring financial hardship, we encourage you to request one from your Emerson College Admission Counselor. Your Admission Counselor is determined by the region they cover and they are listed on our "Meet Our Staff" page with their email. 


Undergraduate Admission for questions about applying to Emerson College

The Department of Performing Arts for questions about the content of your Artistic Application

  • Phone617-824-8780
  • Emailpa_artisticreview [at]