Living, Learning, and Working in Boston

As a student attending Emerson College, you will live and learn in the heart of Boston’s Theatre District. Emerson's campus includes the Tufte Performance and Production Center, the Paramount Center, The Cutler Majestic Theatre, and the Emerson Colonial Theatre and is surrounded by dozens of local theatres, providing you with a wide range of experiences, from best-selling Broadway shows to local artists.

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Massachusetts Licensure

In our Master’s program, students can earn Massachusetts initial licensure as a theatre teacher for Pre-K through Grade 12 in public and private school settings. Students who move onto the MFA will be prepared to teach at the Pre-K through college level. 

Career Outlook

Our students have graduated and gone on to pursue successful careers as:

  • Drama or Theatre Teacher K-12 school teachers
  • Teachers at the university level
  • Directors and Producers of Community Theatre
  • Educational Outreach Program Coordinators

In addition to teaching theatre at all levels, graduates also go on to:

  • Work as Teaching Artists or Education Directors
  • Pursue further doctoral work in theatre, education, and other related fields
  • Use theatre for community-based social justice work as community activists, social workers, recreation leaders, and more.


Our Alumni have gone on to build their careers at the following companies and agencies:

  • American Repertory Theater
  • Andover Public Schools
  • Apollinaire Theatre Company
  • Arlington Center for the Arts
  • Boston Arts Academy Boston
  • Public Schools
  • Brimmer and May School
  • Huntington Theatre Company Company
  • One Seattle Children’s Theater
  • ArtsEmerson
  • Brookline Public Schools
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Central Michigan University
  • The Children's Museum
  • Citi Performing Arts Center
  • Wang Theatre
  • Eastern Nazarene College (MA)
  • Huntington Theatre Company
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Lexington Public Schools
  • Newton Public Schools
  • North Shore Community College (MA)
  • Plymouth State University (NH)
  • Regis College (MA)
  • Thayer Academy
  • Waltham Public Schools
  • Wellesley Public Schools


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