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Theatre, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

About the Program

Emerson provides an unmatched setting for those looking to build a career in theater. Whether you are a future producer, director, playwright, dramaturg, or administrator, the Theatre program of Emerson College will help you grow into a multifaceted practitioner of your craft.

Walking near campus through downtown Boston, it’s hard not to be moved by the gleaming facades of the many splendid theaters Emerson College worked so hard to bring back to life. Here, in the historic cradle of New England’s literary, theatrical, and cultural life, you’ll find a learning environment compact enough for personal attention and close-knit artistic communities—yet celebrated enough to attract world-class talent, vibrant professionals, and eager audiences. 

With comprehensive training grounded in the liberal arts and a curriculum artfully balanced between study and practice, arts and academics—our students explore all aspects of the world of theater and will emerge ready to make their mark on the stage of life.

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:
  • Text and Improvisation
  • Voice and Movement
  • Theatre as a Collaborative Art
  • Play Analysis
  • Playwriting
  • Directing I: Fundamentals of Directing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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

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Funding

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