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Prospective Students

Welcome! We are pleased that you are considering studying Theater at Emory.

Academic Structure

In addition to completing core academic requirements, we encourage students to pursue a variety of interests within the program. Students are not limited to specializing in one area and are exposed to all aspects of theater. By working alongside faculty, students may pursue performance, history, literature, criticism, design, technical, and administrative areas of theater.

Why Atlanta?

Atlanta is a vibrant arts city with a strong theater community hosting a range of diverse companies. From The Alliance Theater, a Tony Award-winning regional theater, to Horizon Theatre Company, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Out of Hand Theater, Actor's Express, OutFront Theater, and more, students are able to intern, get involved, and perform with these companies while enrolled at Emory. Theater Majors have also completed internships outside of Atlanta in New York and Los Angeles. Atlanta is a rapidly growing center for filmmaking and cable programming.

Alumni Success Stories

Check out this video from The Mellon Humanities Pathways program at Emory University. In this conversation, Emory Theater and Dance department alumni discuss how they translated their studies in the humanities into exciting and fulfilling career pursuits. 

Listen to alumni answer questions like "How has your study of theater and dance given you an edge in professional pathways?" and "How did you decide to major in theater or dance?"

Theater at Emory Opportunities
There is a multitude of ways to get involved with theater at Emory. Our students are performers, writers, designers, directors, dramaturgs, and so much more. Learn more about our productions.

Schedule a Virtual Visit

If you're interested in studying theater at Emory, please reach out to schedule a virtual visit. You'll get a chance to meet theater faculty, staff, and even sit in on one of our theater courses. Our department faculty and staff are currently meeting with prospective students and parents via Zoom Video Conferencing.

Schedule Visit

Admissions Process

All students must be accepted to Emory College through the Office of Admission. Students are not required to audition in order to become a theater major, minor, or take theater courses.

After applying, prospective students may be requested to submit an Arts Supplement to the Theater Studies department. This process allows our program to have input on the admissions process, but it is not required for admission. Our Arts Supplement request consists of:

  • A one-page, theatrical resume.
  • For acting work: Video (max-length 2 minutes) of two contrasting monologues of your choice. You must upload the video as "unlisted" on YouTube and include the link in your email submission.
  • For technical theater, design, or directing: A portfolio or link to website materials, the equivalent of 3 pages - including a resume.

Download resume templates and instructions on how to upload an unlisted YouTube video.

Materials submitted that do not follow these guidelines can not be reviewed. Once admitted to Emory, our department will reach out to you directly and be sure you receive information regarding suggested first-year courses and the date of our annual General Interest Meeting which will help you get to know all of the opportunities that Theater at Emory has to offer.

The departments of Theater and Dance operate as two autonomous programs: Theater Studies and Dance. Learn more about the Emory Dance & Movement Studies Program.

Emory Dance and Movement Studies Program