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As a result, you’re a sponge for stories, in many different forms. Maybe you gravitate to news, opinion, and analysis. Or the visual and performing arts. Perhaps it’s the measured pace of fiction that appeals to you, the rapid-fire persuasion of advertising, or the emotional punch of a rousing campaign speech. Whatever your areas of interest, you’re not just a consumer of stories. You’re also a teller of stories. You believe in the power of communication and the arts to stir emotions, shape public opinion, sell products, inform leadership, and inspire people to action.

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You’ve grown up in a 24/7 storytelling culture: bombarded by information, immersed in media, always connected. You’ve learned when to tune in and when to tune out. How to filter and how to focus.

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Through our arts and communication programs, Emerson College has taught generations of students how to tell all kinds of stories with clarity, power, and authenticity. Here, you’ll learn to delve into your own experience, the liberal arts, and the world around you to discover stories worth telling. You’ll study the masterpieces of your genre to understand what makes a compelling human narrative. You’ll become proficient in using tools and technologies that help you reach your reader, viewer, or listener. And you’ll develop a unique and confident creative voice that transfixes an audience so they can’t turn away. Of course, you’ll have to earn a living at this, and here Emerson excels. You’ll gain extensive hands-on experience producing work through classroom projects, internships, and co-curricular activities. You’ll develop close collaborative relationships with your fellow students and professors, and you’ll interact frequently with Emerson alumni, including leaders in your field. All these experiences help to open doors when you enter the professional world.

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Your academic program at Emerson brings together three key elements:

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• A compelling classroom experience • An integrated, collaborative approach to learning • A solid foundation in the liberal arts

Communication Studies Journalism When you’re teaching students to become skilled communicators and creative artists, you’d better be a terrific communicator yourself. By design, our faculty members— who are not only experienced practitioners but also gifted teachers—excel at creating a dynamic, engaging classroom experience. They model the skills and habits students must develop to become successful storytellers: understanding your audience through research and analysis, using the latest tools and technology to capture their attention, conveying information in a memorable way, and tapping the power of collaborative learning. Emerson’s approach to education integrates theory and practice, which continually reinforce each other. In rigorous classroom study, you’ll gain an understanding of the history, theories, and methodologies of your discipline. Starting in your freshman year, you’ll also be immersed in a culture of practice: immediately applying what you have learned by working on projects and productions that grow in significance and sophistication over time.

Marketing Communication Performing Arts Visual and Media Arts Writing, Literature and Publishing

For more details on Emerson’s academic programs, go to page 18.

Our programs bring nationally known figures to the campus and classroom, allowing you to connect with influential people in your field and benefit from their perspective. And internship placements will give you a chance to “put it all together” in a real-world setting.

Excellence Emerson is unique in encouraging you to interweave the liberal arts and your major courses throughout your undergraduate years, rather than fulfilling one set of requirements and then the other. Ongoing study of literature, history, psychology, and philosophy adds depth and perspective to your role as a storyteller or performer. The liberal arts also teach you to think strategically, articulate your beliefs and ideas in a clear manner, and creatively adapt to change. These skills will serve you well in your professional life, where you’ll be called on to analyze problems and challenges, identify an effective course of action, and persuade others to follow your lead.

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Most Emerson students enter professions where collaboration skills are essential to long-term success. Staging a play, producing a television series, managing corporate communications, or publishing the news: all are inherently collaborative endeavors. Even with seemingly solitary pursuits, such as writing fiction or poetry, individuals must rely on others to critique, edit, publish, promote, and distribute their work. At Emerson, collaboration will become engrained in who you are, how you work, what you value, and why you succeed. Through classroom discussions, workshops, and hands-on projects, you’ll learn what it takes to contribute unselfishly to a common purpose, melding diverse talents and personalities to create extraordinary work that is “greater than the sum of the parts.”

You’ll also explore how technology is creating new possibilities for mass collaboration. Examples include investigative journalism that relies on crowd-sourcing to unearth hard-toaccess information, and documentary video projects that simultaneously involve participants in dozens of countries—with immediate worldwide distribution via YouTube. You’ll find that the spirit of collaboration extends beyond the classroom to your co-curricular activities, residential life, and Emerson’s diverse social scene.

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Tools matter. Equipment matters. Work spaces matter. Just ask a professional athlete, a master carpenter, or an elite musician. They’ll tell you that high-quality tools and surroundings create a positive environment, reduce barriers to creative expression, and allow you to fully develop your craftsmanship. That’s why Emerson invests in professionalquality facilities, studio and performance spaces, and production equipment. Throughout your undergraduate years, having ready access to these resources will help you realize your creative vision, both in your classroom studies and co-curricular projects. As you become increasingly adept at using the tools of your trade, you become a better storyteller while at the same time strengthening your marketable skills.

ties and Equipment Outstanding Facilities Performing Arts • The multiuse Paramount Center, with the renovated art deco Paramount Mainstage, the 150–seat Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, the Bright Family Screening Room, rehearsal studios, a scene shop, and a film soundstage • Cutler Majestic Theatre, a 1,200–seat proscenium house

Visual and Media Arts • Two professional television studios with advanced control room technology and lighting systems, chroma key, infinity wall, and a fully equipped film sound stage • Digital labs and suites equipped with non-linear editing and post-effects software, film editing tools, and audio production/post-production tools

Writing, Literature and Publishing • A dedicated computer lab with multimedia projection system and specialized printers

Journalism • A 25’ x 25’ studio, including three permanent sets, a chroma wall, robotic high-definition cameras, and a lighting grid • An all-digital newsroom tool suite with newsroom software, editing workstations, a graphics bank, and web and image design tools

Communication Sciences and Disorders • Pioneering equipment for the audio and video recording and acoustical analysis of speech signals • The top-ranked Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center, where undergraduates do their client observation work

Communication Studies • A dedicated practice and performance room for student groups including Forensics and Model U.N.

Marketing Communication • A focus group room with cameras and microphones to capture group input and a two-way mirror for observation • Two dedicated computer labs, including the Altshuler Laboratory for Health and Marketing Communication

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The Emerson Channel: Cable TV The Berkeley Beacon: Student newspaper Emersive: New media group Communication Politics and Law Association: Political interest and action Gangsters in Concrete: Avant-garde writing and art magazine Wax on Felt: Student-run record label Kidding Around: Children’s theater group spec: Screenwriters’ organization Latent Image: Student-published film and media studies journal Women in Motion: Student film production group AFF NSAC: The “World Series” of student advertising competitions Model United Nations: International affairs And many more


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At Emerson, boundaries are always dissolving, and talents are always converging. Our students don’t narrowly define themselves based on their department or major. Instead, they see themselves as creators, producers, doers— and they’re always seeking out kindred spirits. Nowhere is this more evident than in co-curricular activities, where students who are majoring in many different fields combine their skills and creative power, often working long into the night to produce first-rate projects and productions. The experience they gain is unparalleled. And the connections they form carry over into other aspects of life at Emerson and beyond.

Activities

Co-curricular activities provide many opportunities to pursue your passions—or explore a new path altogether. Sharpen your comedic technique as a member of Emerson Comedy Workshop. Do lighting, sound, or stage management for the EVVYs, Emerson’s version of the Academy Awards. Work in the engineering booth at WERS, our award-winning FM radio station. Deliver advertising and PR projects for corporate clients through EmComm, a student–run marketing communication agency. Create independent visual productions through student groups such as Frames per Second and Emerson Independent Video. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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Each spring, graduating college seniors receive the same career advice. “Network with successful people in your field. Build a relationship, and keep in touch.”

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It sounds simple. But it’s incredibly difficult to do on your own. Building relationships takes time and trust. People who are accomplished and busy must have enough confidence in you—a total stranger—to take time out of their own careers to help you launch yours. At Emerson, those connections are hard-wired into your education from Day One, thanks to a remarkable, multi-generation alumni network. Emerson graduates are entrenched at every level of the performing arts, literary and publishing fields, the news media, business, politics, and the entertainment industry. Alumni are also deeply involved in the life of the school, and they tend to help their own: through networking and mentoring, by participating in campus forums and visiting lectures, and by paving the way to internships, summer jobs, and career opportunities.

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And remember this: To an Emerson alum, you’re not a stranger at all. Our culture consistently produces students who are talented, hardworking, and professional. They work with energy and enthusiasm, and they deliver. That’s the Emerson brand, and it will be your brand too: one that opens doors throughout your professional life.

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No Introduction Needed Jennifer Coolidge, actress Denis Leary, actor Jay Leno, late-night host Andrea Martin, stage actress Maria Menounos, entertainment correspondent Henry Winkler, actor Steven Wright, comedian

You Know Them By Their Work The Colbert Report: Eric Drysdale, writer Cupcake Wars, Last Cake Standing: Justin Willman, host Grey’s Anatomy: Stacy McKee, story editor LOST: Paul Dini, writer

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Seth Grahame-Smith, author

Lisa Gregorian, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Warner Bros. Television Group

Scrubs: Chrystee Pharris, actress

Doug Herzog, president, MTV Networks Entertainment

Sex and the City: Mario Cantone, actor The Simpsons: John Frink, co-executive producer

“Let’s Do Lunch”: Media Moguls Holly Bario, co-president of production, Dreamworks Veronica Belmont, technology and gaming video host Kevin Bright, executive producer, Kevin Bright Productions Lucia Cottone, senior vice president, development and current programming, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Vin Di Bona, CEO, Vin Di Bona Productions

Doug Holloway, network television executive Max Mutchnick, partner, KoMut Entertainment Larry Rasky, chairman, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, Inc. Dawn Steinberg, executive vice president of talent and casting, Sony Pictures Television

National Public Radio: Art Silverman, senior producer New Orleans Times-Picayune: Brendan McCarthy, reporter WCVB-TV, Boston: Pam Cross/Ed Harding, anchors WFOR-TV, Miami: Michelle Gillen, chief investigative reporter

CBS News/48 Hours: Judy Tygard, producer CBS Radio News: Constance Lloyd, general manager ESPN: Al Jaffe, vice president of talent negotiations Forbes.com: Dan Bigman, managing editor

Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Andrew Kline, senior trial attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

Archaia Entertainment: Stephen Christy, editor-in-chief

Peter Meade, chief economic development officer, City of Boston

Bobbi Brown Professional Cosmetics: Bobbi Brown, CEO

Kathi-Anne Reinstein, state representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Merrill Lynch: Raj Sharma, managing director, investments NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder: Sam Presti, general manager NBA’s Orlando Magic: Rob Hennigan, general manager Second Glass: Morgan First, CEO

Preceding Page: Chrystee Pharris ’98 Max Mutchnick ’87 Vin Di Bona ’66 Bobbi Brown ’79 Al Jaffe ’68 Seth Grahame-Smith ’98

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Noma Anderson, PhD, dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Tennessee

Corporate Connections

Lipman Services Corporation: Michael Mendenhall, president and COO

Newsbeat

Government and Education

Top Row: Jay Leno ’73 Suzan Johnson Cook ’76 Maria Menounos ’00 Kevin Bright ’76 Bottom Row: Doug Holloway ’76 Doug Herzog ’81 Holly Bario ’89 Background: Denis Leary ’79


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Cities are the engine of a vibrant society. They attract people with big talents and big ambitions. They inspire innovation, economic growth, and social change. And they serve as a repository for our history and cultural heritage. As an Emerson student, you’ll live, study, and play in one of the world’s great cities. Our downtown campus—across from historic Boston Common—puts you close to it all. Walk out the front door, and you’ll be in the middle of the thriving Theatre District we helped revitalize. Nearby, you can explore world-class museums, a dynamic waterfront, superb shopping and dining, and spectacular green spaces. In a metropolitan area with more than 300,000 students, you will also enjoy the youth and energy of a college town. But you won’t just live in the city. You’ll be plugged in to it. Emerson has close ties with many local institutions, including the theater and arts communities, media outlets, city and state government, and national and global businesses. These resources become an extension of your educational experience— and a source of professional connections in the work world.

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A Legacy of Leadership The Boston area provides national and global leadership in many fields, including: Media Higher education Healthcare Financial services Technology and biotech research Arts and culture Public policy Professional sports

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Residential life at Emerson is an extension of the school’s creative culture. Your residence hall will not be just a place to eat, sleep, and connect with friends. It will also be a venue for discussion groups, films, guest speakers, and projects. So you’ll never stop learning.

Life Residential Communities Active Living Community Outreach Digital Culture Film Immersion

Our four modern residence halls are safe, comfortable, and well appointed. The multiuse Paramount Center, which includes housing for 262, opened in 2010. And the Colonial Building is newly renovated. Rooms and suites feature air conditioning, high-speed Internet access, and a smoke-free environment. Many rooms have stunning city views. “Home” is just a few steps from Emerson classrooms and performance spaces, and is literally across the street from the city’s transit system. You can be confident that Emerson is a safe setting. Our compact campus, sizable Public Safety office, and highly trained personnel allow us to provide the highest levels of security. A leading security firm staffs all building entrances around the clock. And many Emerson safety personnel are former Boston police officers, strengthening our ties to the city’s police department.

Living Green Performing Cultures Students Taking Active Roles (STAR) Wellness/Substance Free Writers’ Block

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Creativity is not just a product of intellect and imagination. It’s also rooted in our physical being. In the marathon of adult life, success favors those with the stamina for hard work, a fearless spirit of competition, and an intuitive feel for teamwork.

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Because competitive and recreational athletics help to build these traits, they are a celebrated part of life at Emerson. More than 200 students compete on our Division III NCAA teams, the Emerson Lions, which often go deep into the post-season and earn their share of championships. Our athletes are frequently honored for their individual achievements. For recreational athletes, Emerson’s wellequipped, 10,000-square-foot fitness center offers free membership for all students. Other facilities include a gym with an NCAA tournament–sized basketball court, and a multi-sport FieldTurf playing surface and field house.

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Our curriculum includes many courses that explore cultural diversity as it relates to communication and the arts. And co-curricular activities highlight the viewpoints and achievements of different communities.

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Emerson is a welcoming community that strives to help you feel at home in a multicultural world—and see that world reflected in your immediate surroundings. Students come from more than 40 countries. They represent widely varied racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, religious traditions, and sexual orientations. Emerson’s outstanding faculty is likewise a diverse group whose differing origins and perspectives enrich your education.

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• Highly ranked in a national student survey for being a GLBTQ-friendly campus • Emerson Global Network supports international students and alumni • Founding member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty

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Academic Programs Emerson focuses exclusively on communication and the arts. Because all our resources and expertise are devoted to these two fields, we are able to create a truly exceptional learning experience for our students. One of the great things about Emerson is that you’ll begin taking courses for your major in freshman year. And because our approach blends theory and practice, you immediately start working on real-world assignments, projects, and productions. This early start inspires a deeper level of engagement and expertise in your chosen field. It also gives you four years to assemble a portfolio of high-quality work, which becomes your passport for entering professional life.

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As a Performing Arts student, practical experience is the secret to developing your craft—whether your focus is acting, directing, stage management, lighting, stage design, or costume design. With state-of-the-art production facilities and a variety of stages, Emerson offers you endless opportunities to gain that experience through classroom projects, staged readings, workshops, and fully staged productions. You also learn from theater companies that are brought to campus from across the country and around the globe. At Emerson, you’ll join one of the most influential theater degree programs in the country. You’ll also join Emerson’s tightly knit theater community. Faculty and alumni—who have deep roots in Boston, New York, and other theater capitals—will help you find your way in the profession.

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Acting BFA Musical Theatre BFA Stage and Production Management BFA Theatre Design/Technology BFA Theatre Education BA Theatre Education: Acting BA Theatre Studies BA Theatre Studies: Acting BA

American Repertory Theater Huntington Theatre Company The Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Screen Actors Guild Williamstown Theatre Festival Shakespeare & Company Glimmerglass Opera Festival Blue Man Group The Late Show with David Letterman Boston Ballet Kennedy Center New Vision/ New Voices program


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Writing, Literature and Publishing

The media arts—film, TV, and interactivity—are at a crossroads. New modes of expression, combined with rapidly evolving technology and distribution formats, have created extraordinary opportunities for the contemporary media artist.

While the impulse to record our stories dates back thousands of years, our methods for sharing the written word change constantly, spurred by advances in technology. Preparing you to succeed in this evolving landscape, Emerson’s program brings together the related disciplines of writing, literature, and publishing.

At Emerson, you will be immersed in a wide range of media forms and production techniques and will learn to be an effective storyteller in your chosen medium. Under the guidance of award-winning filmmakers, artists, designers, and scholars—who take an active role in your success—you will be encouraged to explore your creativity and challenge political, cultural, and aesthetic conventions. You will emerge with the knowledge, technical skills, courage, and confidence to pursue a career as a filmmaker or media artist.

As part of a dynamic writing community, you will explore different genres and analyze how writers speak through their work. In a supportive and challenging workshop setting, you’ll develop your own voice and learn how to structure and craft your stories so they move your audience. You will also follow the written word from inception to production, with courses in publishing and internships at some of the country’s best publishing houses.

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Animation and Motion Media Audio/Sound Design Cinematography/Videography Directing Documentary Production Experimental Media Film Interactive Media Media Studies Post Production Studio Television Production Writing for Film and Television

Miramax Films New Line Cinema Walt Disney® Productions Sirius Satellite Radio MTV Hasbro, Inc. Virgin Records 20th Century Fox/Family Guy WGBH-TV (PBS) Cannes Film Festival/ American Pavilion

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Boston magazine The Atlantic Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The Harvard Common Press Sony Music Bedford/St. Martin’s Brill Academic Publishers Da Capo Press Barefoot Books

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Journalism

Marketing Communication

Communication technology has sparked new opportunities for journalists: creating an appetite for news and information, driving the growth of media outlets, and increasing the need for trusted, credible journalists who can help people understand issues and events.

In today’s competitive economy, successful marketers rely on proven tools—including communication theory, market research, analytical skills, and social media— to understand their audience and move them to action. These are the skills you’ll learn in Emerson’s Marketing Communications program, which prepares students to serve corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Emerson prepares you to be that trusted voice—ready to contribute immediately and achieve long-term success in many settings, including television, radio, print, and online media. Following principles of good journalism, you will learn to conduct thorough research based on reliable sources. You’ll develop the writing skills to convey the human impact of events and portray them in the light of history and culture. And you’ll learn to skillfully integrate words, images, and sound so your story makes a lasting impression.

Our program is distinctive in combining MarCom expertise with a focus on four vital industries— communication, the arts, sports, and entertainment— that have enormous growth potential globally. In classes and internships, you will learn to integrate external communication, such as advertising and social media, with internal communication that motivates employees to carry out business plans. Students build their portfolios through classroom and co-curricular projects.

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CNN Boston Bureau WCVB-TV (ABC) WGBH-TV (PBS) WBUR (local NPR affiliate) WEEI-AM/Sports radio The Boston Globe The Miami Herald Time magazine

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Arnold Worldwide Boston Celtics Brodeur Worldwide CBS Corp. Cone, Inc. Lifetime Network Weber Shandwick Worldwide

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Communication Studies

Communication Sciences and Disorders

If your goal is to be a leader in government, politics, or the corporate or nonprofit sector, Communication Studies can help you develop the essential communication skills you’ll need to succeed.

Emerson’s proximity to Boston’s world-class healthcare industry makes it a great choice for students pursuing a career in the fast-growing fields of speech-language pathology and audiology.

Through coursework rooted in the humanities and social sciences, you’ll gain an understanding of organizational and political behavior. You will apply that knowledge and hone your speaking and writing skills in different settings, such as public speaking, conflict resolution, corporate management, and public affairs. You will also learn how to tailor your message and choose the right tools for communicating with different audiences.

Through a pre-professional curriculum, you will study the anatomical, structural, and biological basis of speech, language, and hearing. You will also be exposed to the full breadth of communication challenges, including those associated with early childhood, stroke, and aging.

An exceptional faculty includes Fulbright scholars, former consultants to federal agencies, and media experts for top news organizations.

There are many options for field placements at clinical and educational sites such as public schools, hospitals, and early intervention centers. The Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center within the department provides rich opportunities for guided clinical observations, excellent volunteer experiences, and interaction with clinical faculty and graduate students.

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ESPN International The Washington Post Press Office of Governor Deval Patrick The Children’s Defense Fund Institute of Contemporary Art Boston The Cato Institute

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Boston Public Schools Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Children’s Hospital Boston Perkins School for the Blind

Political Communication: Leadership, Politics and Social Advocacy

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Reaching out beyond the Boston area, Emerson offers several programs in other world-class cities.

Los Angeles: “Live, from Hollywood!” In the semester-long L.A. Program, students attend classes and complete one or more internships in the heart of the entertainment and media industry. Courses are taught by industry professionals: set designers, film editors, writers, film and television producers, and casting directors. Internship placements include media giants such as CNN, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks SKG, Miramax, and NBC.

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Washington, D.C.: The Ultimate Power Center For students pursuing a career in journalism, politics, government, or advocacy, this one-semester program includes weekly leadership seminars, prestigious internship placements, and networking opportunities with successful Emerson alumni and friends.

The Netherlands: A Cross-Cultural Perspective This semester-long program at Kasteel Well, Emerson’s restored 14th-century castle, promotes cross-cultural awareness and understanding of worldwide communication. Study is combined with extensive travel, exploring cultural treasures in major European cities.

Beijing, China: Chinese Immersion Spend a semester at Communication University of China (CUC), studying Chinese culture, gaining an understanding of the fast–growing Chinese media market, and exchanging knowledge with Chinese and international students.

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Prague, Czech Republic: The View from Europe Our summer program at The Academy of Performing Arts for Film and Television provides filmmakers with an intensive course on Czech and Slovak cinema and production experience gained “on location” in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

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Application Emerson accepts the Common Application (commonapp.org) and requires an Application Supplement. All applicants, particularly those applying to Performing Arts and Film, should visit the Admission website to find out more about the supplemental information required to complete an application for admission. Students wishing to transfer to Emerson are required to complete the Common Application for Transfer Admission along with a Transfer Application Supplement.

Visit emerson.edu/admission to find out more information or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 617-824-8600 or admission@emerson.edu.

Next Steps

Financial Aid Approximately two-thirds of students receive financial assistance. The average award is approximately $15,000 in scholarships and grants, low-interest loans, and part-time employment.

More information about financial assistance and important deadlines can be found online at emerson.edu/financial-services or by contacting the Office of Student Financial Services at 617-824-8655 or finaid@emerson.edu.

Application Deadlines

Financial Aid Filing Deadlines

Emerson Fast Facts

Freshman September Admission Applicants Regular Decision January 5

Freshman September Admission Applicants Regular Decision March 1

Overview

Tuition and Fees 2012–2013

Early Action (non-binding) November 1

Early Action (non-binding) February 1

Category: Independent, nondenominational college focused on communication and the arts in a liberal arts context

Tuition: $33,568/year for a full-time undergraduate student

January Admission November 1

January Admission December 1

Transfer September Admission Applicants March 15

January Admission November 1

Transfer September Admission Applicants April 2

January Admission November 15

Founded: 1880, by Charles Wesley Emerson Location: On Boston Common in the heart of the city’s Theatre District Enrollment: 3,500 undergraduates and 845 graduate students from across the United States and 40 countries Faculty: 465 full- and part-time faculty Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Retention and Graduation: 90% retention rate for freshmen; 76% six-year graduation rate

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Our mission is to inspire students to create and communicate with depth, honesty, courage, and passion, both as professionals in their fields and as informed and articulate participants in society.

You can book your visit online at emerson.edu/ visit or by calling us at 617-824-8600.

Statement of Nondiscrimination Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Applicants seeking information on these matters should contact the Affirmative Action Officer, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116-4624, 617-824-8580.

One Video Is Worth 1,000 Words In the meantime, visit our website and watch “The Emerson Experience,” produced by alumnus Kevin Bright, producer and director of the wildly successful television series Friends. Also check out Emerson Live at emerson.edu/emerson-live. This section of our website showcases an ever-changing carousel of student documentaries, clips from Emerson’s student-run media, and interviews with alumni and faculty.

Accreditation Emerson College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a nongovernmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction. Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process.

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Mission Emerson College is committed to excellence in education for communication and the arts. Founded on the study of oratory and the performing arts, Emerson’s distinctive undergraduate and graduate curricula have expanded. We continue to challenge students to think and express themselves with clarity, substance, and insight, instilling the highest professional standards through rigorous academic inquiry and experiential learning. Our specialized major and external programs are based in and integrated with the liberal arts and interdisciplinary study, and are informed by a set of core values: freedom of expression, diversity of perspective, cultural awareness, integrity, civility, and the responsibility of ethical choice.

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Always Feel Free to Contact Us You can reach the Office of Undergraduate Admission by phone at 617-824-8600, email at admission@emerson.edu, and on the web at emerson.edu/admission.

Report on Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics Emerson’s Annual Report on Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics (Clery Disclosure Act) is available online at emerson.edu/about-emerson/offices-departments/ public-safety/clery-report. This report contains information and policies relative to campus law enforcement, wellness education, crime prevention, disciplinary process for sexual assault, and crime statistics for certain designated offenses that occurred on campus, in campus residence halls, and in non-campus buildings and public areas adjacent to the campus for the past three years. A paper copy of this same report is available upon request from the Department of Public Safety, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116-4624, 617-824-8555.

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Title II Disclosure Section 207 of the Higher Education Act mandates that institutions preparing educators for work in schools must disclose the pass rates on state teacher tests for their students during the most recently completed academic year. In Massachusetts, this is the two-part Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure comprising the Communication and Literacy Test (CLST) and the Subject Matter Test (SMT). For the 2007–2008 academic year, Emerson students in programs that will prepare them for classroom teaching (Teacher of Theatre) had a total pass rate of 100% (CLST and SMT). Students in Communication Disorders do not take a state-designed subject matter test. Title II data does not include these individuals’ CLST scores, as these individuals are not preparing for classroom work. Emerson College reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this viewbook concerning, but not limited to, policies, curricula, and courses.

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