Majors & Programs

Theatre (BFA)

Study the art and practice of stage performance in Boston, a world-class center for theater.

Emerson provides an unmatched setting for those looking to build a career in theater. Whether you are a future producer, director, playwright, dramaturg, or administrator, the Theatre BFA will help you grow into a multifaceted practitioner of your craft.

Walking near campus through downtown Boston, it’s hard not to be moved by the gleaming facades of the many splendid theaters Emerson College worked so hard to bring back to life. Here, in the historic cradle of New England’s literary, theatrical, and cultural life, you’ll find a learning environment compact enough for personal attention and close-knit artistic communities—yet celebrated enough to attract world-class talent, vibrant professionals, and eager audiences. 

With comprehensive training grounded in the liberal arts and a curriculum artfully balanced between study and practice, arts and academics—our students explore all aspects of the world of theater and will emerge ready to make their mark on the stage of life.