Learn how to transform lives and communities through the theatre with an MA or MFA in Theatre Education & Applied Theatre at Emerson. Prepare to teach the next generation of actors, run a local community theatre, or promote community-based social justice through theatrical productions with your choice of tracks in Theatre Teacher Education or Theatre and Community. Curriculum will expand your knowledge in the art of theatre, the principles of teaching theatre, and the practices of applied drama.
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Earn your 36-credit MA full-time in one to two years or part-time in two-and-a-half years.
After completing your MA, you can complete your 12-credit MFA full-time in one year, or part-time in one-and-a-half years.
MA and MFA curriculum meets requirements for initial licensure in Massachusetts as a theatre teacher for Pre-K through Grade 12. MFA option prepares you to teach at the college level.