Apply to Emerson College using the Common Application or the Emerson Application. Select BFA Theatrical Design & Production as your major.

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.

Your Emerson Admission ID Number will arrive in an email with the subject line "Thank you for applying to Emerson College!" along with your Username and PIN for the Emerson Application Portal. You may need to scroll down in the email to retrieve your Emerson Admission ID Number.

As soon as you have your Emerson Admission ID Number you are ready to submit an Artistic Application and schedule an interview.

Submit an Artistic Application

  1. Submit an Artistic Application to BFA Theatrical Design & Production on Acceptd by completing the form and uploading the following:
    • Resume & Headshot: a 1-page theatrical resume and headshot/selfie.
    • Portfolio: Please upload a portfolio consisting of up to 20 creative samples that document your work in the theatre but may also include:
      • Art sketches
      • Paintings
      • Video or audio
      • Photos of scale models, ceramics, or sculptures
      • Evidence of fashion design and construction techniques
      • Evidence of fashion hair and make-up techniques
      • Jewelry designs
      • Computer graphics
      • Graphic designs
      • Evidence of special engineering or mechanical skills
      • Photography
      • Evidence of puppetry design and construction techniques
  2. Pay the non-refundable Artistic Application fee of $27

Schedule and Complete an Interview through Acceptd

Applicants to BFA Theatrical Design & Production are required to schedule themselves into a virtual interview conducted through Acceptd’s AuditionRoom platform. Our virtual interviews begin with a brief information session/Q & A with Performing Arts Staff and students before individually scheduled 30-minute time slots.

You can read more about BFA Theatrical Design & Production here.