Apply to Emerson College using the Common Application or the Emerson Application.

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.

As soon as you have your Emerson Admission Office ID Number you are ready to submit an Artistic Application and schedule an interview.

Submit an Artistic Application through Acceptd

  1. Start an Artistic Application on Acceptd
  2. Complete the form & upload the following:
    • Resume & Headshot: a 1-page theatrical resume and headshot/selfie.
    • Portfolio: Please upload a portfolio consisting of up to 20 creative samples that document your work in the theatre but may also include:
      • Art sketches
      • Paintings
      • Video or audio
      • Photos of scale models, ceramics, or sculptures
      • Evidence of fashion design and construction techniques
      • Evidence of fashion hair and make-up techniques
      • Jewelry designs
      • Computer graphics
      • Graphic designs
      • Evidence of special engineering or mechanical skills
      • Photography
      • Evidence of puppetry design and construction techniques
  3. Pay the non-refundable Artistic Application fee of $27

Schedule and Complete an Interview through Acceptd

Applicants to BFA Theatre Design/Technology are required to schedule themselves into an interview. Your interview time-frame and modality/location will vary based on your scheduling selections within Acceptd.

The Interview Day

For this admission cycle we will be offering two different types of interviews:

  • In-person in Boston interviews are scheduled in a three-hour block which includes a brief Performing Arts tour (when possible), an information session/Q & A with current Performing Arts students, and a flexible “volunteering’ system to determine the interview order. 
  • Virtual interviews are conducted through Acceptd’s AuditionRoom platform. They begin with a brief information session/Q & A with Performing Arts Staff and students before individually scheduled interviews in 30-minute time slots.

More specific information and instructions will be sent to you in the confirmation emails of your scheduled interview.

While these two types of interviews offer different timing and different safety protocols, the modality and location of the interview that you schedule for yourself will have no bearing whatsoever on your admission decision.