Artistic Applications and Artistic Reviews


All Performing Arts applicants are required to apply to Emerson College before completing a program-specific Artistic Application and Review hosted by our partners at Acceptd.

Within 2 to 3 business days after receiving your application to Emerson College, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will email you an Emerson Admission ID Number that you will submit as a part of your Artistic Application on Acceptd. 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 ID Number.

You may only apply for Fall admission and you may only apply to one Emerson program. The program that you select in your Artistic Application on Acceptd must match the program that you select in your Emerson College Application.

Applicants to Onstage and Backstage majors are required to pay a non-refundable $27 Artistic Application fee* on Acceptd. Applicants to our Offstage majors do not have to pay an Artistic Application fee.

Please be advised that the scheduling of auditions and interviews is a first-come, first-served process and space is limited. If you apply to an Onstage or Backstage program at Emerson College you will be responsible for scheduling your own audition or interview using Acceptd. Understand that the Artistic Application Deadlines represent the last opportunity to complete the required artistic part of your application and applying at the deadline will limit your options. We highly recommend that you start the Artistic Application process early.


Onstage Programs

Backstage Programs

Offstage Programs


Fee Waivers

*Fee waivers can help applicants reduce the cost of applying to college. Acceptd offers fee waivers for Artistic Applications and Emerson College offers them for both Artistic and Emerson College Application fees. Requesting a fee waiver will not affect your application in any way so, if you are enduring financial hardship, we encourage you to request one from your Emerson College Admission Counselor. Your Admission Counselor is determined by the region they cover and they are listed on our "Meet Our Staff" page with their email; please email your Admission Counselor directly. 


Undergraduate Admission for questions about applying to Emerson College

  • Phone617-824-8600
  • Emailadmission [at] (admission[at]emerson[dot]edu)

The Department of Performing Arts for questions about your Artistic Application

  • Phone617-824-8780
  • Emailpa_artisticreview [at] (pa_artisticreview[at]emerson[dot]edu)