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Stage and Production Management, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Boston, MA, United States
During the Stage and Production Management program of Emerson College, the hands-on project experience from day one will help you become an expert in managing stage productions.
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About the Program

The world of stage and production management is one of both immense technicality and intense creativity. Whether it’s replicating a busy city street one minute, only to transport the audience to a penthouse high above the clouds the next, it is the stage and production managers who ensure that every aspect of a production, from lighting and wardrobes to financing and casting, flows seamlessly and enhances the story unfolding before the audience’s eyes.

With no shortage of talented actors and visionary directors, writers, and producers—and some of the most historic and dazzling theaters in the nation—students in the Stage and Production Management program of Emerson College learn by doing. Starting in their very first year, students are able to work on varied stage management and production supervision projects as well as in professional internships at Boston’s leading theaters. In addition to studying stage and production management, our students benefit from well-rounded course topics covering design and technology, directing, arts management, and related areas. The results are clear: Students graduate from this program as seasoned stage and production managers and leaders, ready to help tell powerful stories that move minds and, ultimately, influence culture.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses offered:
  • Languages of the Stage
  • Stagecraft Laboratories: Electrics
  • Stagecraft Laboratories: Props
  • Emerson Stage Production Crew
  • World Drama in its Context
  • Advanced Drama Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts are required from each secondary school attended and should include courses taken and grades received in years.
  • A School Report must be completed by your secondary school counselor or another school official, and must be submitted along with an official, signed transcript from your high school.
  • The secondary school counselor evaluation should accompany the high school transcript and School Report.
  • A minimum of one official teacher evaluation from someone who has taught you in an academic subject.
  • We ask that all applicants submit first marking period (first quarter, midterm, first trimester) or mid-year (second quarter, first semester, second trimester) grades when they become available.
  • Testing and English Language Proficiency Requirement.
  • SAT or ACT Scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25120 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25120 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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