Planning Ahead

Transfer applicants to Performing Arts can apply to any program that first-year applicants can apply to; please take a moment to read about our Undergraduate Programs in Performing Arts.

Depending on the number and content of credits transferred into Emerson, transfer students in Performing Arts may begin with first-year Performing Arts coursework and progress through their program from that starting point.

Transfer students to Performing Arts should plan to study at Emerson College for a minimum of three years, four years for BFA Musical Theatre or BFA Acting.


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 yourself into one of the “Transfer Only” audition or interview dates in March or April 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 may limit your options. We highly recommend that you start the Artistic Application process early.