Theatre is more than a craft: it’s a way of connecting with others, of approaching challenges, and engaging the world. As a theatre artist in Emerson’s Department of Performing Arts, you will receive the necessary tools to focus your creative talents towards a fulfilling career—and life—in the theatre.

Emerson's mission is to train future leaders in arts, culture, and communication. The Department of Performing Arts' undergraduate and graduate programs encompass a core liberal arts curriculum, promote civic engagement, and demand that students create with clarity, integrity, and conviction. As a student here, you will work with active theatre professionals who have deep connections to the performing arts community in Boston and beyond. Your education will include studio work, classroom study, and the opportunities to apply lessons learned in the studio and class to real-life experiences—both in Emerson’s vibrant creative environment, and in the thriving theatre scene located just steps from our campus. 

In Emerson’s Department of Performing Arts, we see our students as artistic collaborators and as colleagues. Welcome to our community.