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Theater Arts

Theater Arts

The act of creating—of making something, such as a piece of music, a work of theater or a new dance—is a uniquely human endeavor in which all cultures engage.

The thrill of creating and performing is both intellectually and viscerally satisfying to the artist and the audience. Also, more than any other discipline, the performing arts can enhance self-confidence, creative thinking and public-presentation skills. Emmanuel allows for every student, not only majors and minors, to actively engage in this exciting discipline that combines creativity, technique, historical awareness and insight into the human condition.

With a robust minor in theater arts, and an opportunity to craft your own Individualized Major in Theater Arts, you can immerse yourself in the dramaturgical analysis of plays, styles of acting and the exploration of theatrical design and production.


  • Theater Arts

    To bring a moment to life onstage, many hours of rehearsal, costume design, set construction and other behind-the-scenes work must take place.

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Department Highlights

Small classes, big advantages

Our dedicated and creative Performing Arts faculty are active professionals in their fields. Each one is a performer or creator who works regularly in the arts scene in Boston and beyond. They bring real-life, hands-on experiences back to the classroom and to the students.

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