Program Dates and Costs


  • July 2, 2021 Student Orientation 
  • July 6 through August 7, 2021 Program Dates
  • Virtual Acting Studio Presentation: August 7, 2021

Costs per Student

  • Acting Studio Non-credit Tuition: $4,701
  • Acting Studio Credit Tuition: $5,500
  • Non-refundable program application fee: $60

Please note: A non-refundable $500 deposit is required upon a student's acceptance of admission into the program. The deposit is to hold the student's seat in the program, and the amount will be applied towards payment of the total bill for the program. If the student later decides they will not attend the program, the $500 deposit is not refundable. 

Pre-College programs are not eligible for Emerson College's tuition benefits.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in the Acting Studio program you will:

  • Develop listening skills, personal presence, and an attentive sense of play.
  • Learn how to truly listen and react when onstage and consistently work from a gut-based and instinctual place when you act.
  • Integrate the tools of the actor into your work on contemporary, culturally diverse material.
  • Learn how to identify and evaluate potential audition material.
  • Develop skills necessary for effective auditioning and interviewing for college theater programs.


Acting Studio classes meet online the following schedule for 5 weeks:

  • Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST (theatre lab and other activities as scheduled), with a break period provided from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST for dinner.
  • Saturday mornings (EST) for additional classes

Acting Studio Presentation

The Studio culminates in a presentation of work for friends, family, faculty, and peers. The Acting Studio presentation is scheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2021.

Emerson College reserves the right to change any provision of this program at any time. The College specifically reserves the right to change its tuition rates and any other financial charges. The College also reserves the right to rearrange its courses and class hours, to drop courses for which registration falls below the minimum enrollment, and to change instructor assignments.