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Boston’s Emerson College is changing the comedy game, offering a new major Comedic Arts!

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High school graduating seniors will now be able to pursue a college undergraduate education in comedy and Boston’s Emerson College will be leading the charge in this new endeavor.

Emerson College recently announced that it will offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Comedic Arts. Students wanting to pursue a degree in Comedic Arts can apply as soon as this upcoming Fall 2015. However, classes will not begin until Fall 2016. Jay Leno, the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show from 1992 to 2009 is a graduate of Emerson College.

According to Emerson’s school website, “the BFA in Comedic Arts will focus on preparing students for career in comedy performance, writing, and production.”

Emerson College President Lee Pelton states, “In keeping with the College’s rich teaching tradition, the new major will combine an academic focus with hands-on opportunities.” This opportunity will give aspiring comedians, comedy writers and comedic actors an opportunity to sharpen their skills on a whole new level. Hopefully other colleges and universities decide to join the movement.

Which college will be next in adding a comedy curriculum to their Fine Arts program?

Emerson College, see you next fall!