Theatre Education & Applied Theatre (MA/MFA)

Set the stage for your career.

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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MA Program

Earn your 36-credit MA full-time in one to two years or part-time in two-and-a-half years.

MFA Program

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.

Licensure Eligibility

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.

Why Emerson

Become a creative force at Emerson College, the nation’s premier institution of higher learning devoted to communication and the arts. Emerson College draws independent minds from diverse backgrounds around the world, and our graduate programs offer a creative learning experience in flexible formats that enable you to advance your passion into an inspiring career.