Your essay for our BFA in Theatre plays a primary role in your admission decision. It gives us the opportunity to evaluate your talent and potential, and determine if you would be compatible with our program. Your essay should describe one key theatrical experience, either onstage, backstage, in a classroom, or in an audience, that has motivated you in your pursuit of a degree in theatre; it should also outline how Emerson’s program would help you achieve your long-term professional goals (500–700 words).

Performing Arts Essays are submitted in the Admission Portal.

Essay Deadlines

  • Early Action: November 8, 2019
  • Regular Decision: January 31, 2020
  • Priority Transfer: February 2, 2020
  • Transfer: Rolling; please read the additional guidelines for transfer applicants to Performing Arts