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.
"Xanadu!" The Musical
Check out photos from the Performing Arts Department's Spring 2015 musical, "Xanadu!"View photos on Facebook
Schnauber Writes on Boston Classical Music Scene
Associate Professor of Performing Arts and Department Chair Tom Schnauber is a regular contributor to “The Boston Musical Intelligencer,” a virtual journal and blog of the classical music scene in greater Boston.Read more
Performing Arts Department Blog
The Performing Arts Department now has a blog! Check us out, and follow our progress on upcoming performances, by clicking the link below!See the blog!
"Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
The Performings Arts Department presented their Fall 2015 production, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," directed by Scott Gagnon, November 13-22, 2015.
"Laramie Project" Actors Receive Kennedy Center Award
The fall 2016 production of "The Laramie Project" has been honored by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Student actors will receive the Region One (New England/New York) Merit Award for Outstanding Work by a College Ensemble, and an excerpt from the show will be presented at the Region One Festival, to be held at Western Connecticut State University from January 31-February 4, 2017.Read more
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.Meet Our Faculty
On Saturday, May 13, Emmanuel College awarded degrees to more than 550 undergrad...More
The Emmanuel College Performing Arts Department's fall production of "The Larami...More
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