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 complete an audition.

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.
  3. Pay the non-refundable Artistic Application fee of $27

Schedule and Complete an Audition through Acceptd

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

  • Monologue: Please prepare two 1–3 minute contrasting monologues from two contemporary plays (1950–present).

The Audition Day

For this admission cycle we will be offering three different types of auditions:

  • In-person in Boston auditions are scheduled in a three-hour block which includes an information session/Q & A with Performing Arts Faculty & Staff and a flexible “volunteering’ system to determine the audition order. 
  • In-person auditions outside of Boston also begin with a brief information session/Q & A with Performing Arts Faculty before morning and afternoon auditions scheduled in individual time slots.
  • Virtual auditions are conducted through Acceptd’s AuditionRoom platform, begin with a brief information session/Q & A with Performing Arts Faculty and Staff before morning and afternoon auditions scheduled in individual time slots

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

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