Today’s theater landscape demands cutting-edge artistry and a collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit. Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s contemporary theater program provides rigorous ensemble-based training and a safe, experimental space that will prepare you to be a bold innovator for the 21st-century stage.


  • B.F.A.
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater: Contemporary Theater
    Four-Year Program

Regional Theater Awards

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Excels at the 2022 Elliot Norton Awards

Conservatory community members won in the categories of Outstanding Performance by an Actor for a Midsize Theater, Outstanding Performance by an Actress for a Midsize Theater, and Outstanding Choreography. 

Assistant Chair of Theater Jermaine Hill

Meet Your Mentors

New Assistant Chair of Theater Jermaine Hill on Embracing Multidimensionality

Acclaimed artist and educator Jermaine Hill joined the Conservatory in fall 2021 as assistant chair of theater and is the first person to serve in this new role. An award-winning music director, orchestrator, singer, arranger, and educator, Hill reflects on his multi-hyphenate career and what excites him about his new role.

Jermaine Hill
Assistant Chair of Theater

By the Numbers

  • 65 Contemporary Theater Undergraduates
  • 19 Contemporary Theater Faculty
  • 10 Average Class Size

Student Spotlight

Raúl Ávila Talks Artistic Transformation

"Instead of only being an actor, I now consider myself a theater maker, and I am ready to take on the world. I want to keep telling stories that are timely, compelling, and intersectional."

Meet Your Mentors

Virtual Experiments Give Igor Golyak’s Local Theater a Global Stage

Conservatory faculty member Igor Golyak’s innovations in virtual theater making have attracted a worldwide audience and big-time collaborators. 

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