Apply to Emerson College using the Common Application or the Emerson Application. Select BFA Theatre 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 your BFA Theatre essay.

Submit an Artistic Application

  1. Submit an Artistic Application to BFA Theatre on Acceptd by completing the form and uploading the following:
    • Resume & Headshot: a 1-page theatrical resume and headshot/selfie.
    • Essay: Your essay should describe one key theatrical experience, either onstage, backstage, in a classroom, or in an audience, that has motivated you in your pursuit of a degree in theatre; it should also outline how Emerson’s program would help you achieve your long-term professional goals (500–700 words).

Please note: BFA Theatre is a well-rounded, broad-based, flexible program intended for students interested in (but not limited) to producing, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, arts administration, etc. It is not an actor training program. If you are interested in studying acting please consider applying to BFA Theatre & Performance or BFA Theatre Education & Performance. It is not an actor training program. You can read more about BFA Theatre here.