Learn the art of teaching—and the teaching of art—with Emerson’s MA in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre. You will explore the transformative power of theatre artistry and how it can be used to positively impact communities, both inside and outside the classroom. Coursework integrates theory and reflective practice and gives you the chance to:

  • Customize your learning by taking classes from the program’s two tracks.
  • Study among other theatre artists in an applied theatre environment.
  • Earn initial teaching licensure in Massachusetts in theatre for Pre-K through Grade 12.
  • Gain holistic expertise in the art of theatre, the principles of teaching and learning in the arts, and the practices of applied drama and theatre.

World-Renowned Faculty

As you cultivate your own talent, you will work hand in hand with your professors—distinguished directors, producers, writers, actors, performance artists, and educators with national and international experience. Theatre Education and Applied Theatre faculty members serve not only as your teachers, but also as your professional mentors and peers.

Exceptional Facilities

Located in the heart of Boston’s Theatre District, Emerson has its own state-of-the-art theatre facilities and stages that allow for immersive learning and access to world-class culture.

  • Graduate students take most classes in the Paramount Center’s rehearsal studios. The Center also includes the Robert J. Orchard Stage and the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre.
  • Students also take classes and have performance opportunities in the Greene and Semel theaters, within the Tufte Performance and Production Center.
  • The restored Cutler Majestic Theatre attracts unique cultural and entertainment programs that students can attend year-round.