Emerson College is globally touted in its specialty fields of communication; marketing; journalism; communication sciences and disorders; visual media arts; the performing arts; and writing, literature and publishing. It was founded in 1880 and is an independent, nondenominational school. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and tuition as of 2010 was $30,752 per year for a full-time undergraduate student. Notable alumni include famed talk show host, Jay Leno as well as actor, Henry Winkler.
The campus is located in Boston, Massachusetts which is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the United States. The city is also known for being one of the best college towns. Emerson College can be found on the corners of Boylston and Tremont streets which are at the southeast corner of Boston Common. Visitors to the campus can see the Massachusetts State House’s gold dome and subway stops are very close to the school. Half of Emerson College’s buildings have been renovated since 2002. Some of the more exquisite facilities include the Paramount Center, the radio and television studios, the Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center, and the Little Building. The Paramount Center is a multi-use residential, academic, and performance outlet. It includes a restored Art Deco 590-seat main theater, a 125-seat black box theater, a sound stage, the 170-seat Bright Family Screening Room, a scene/prop production facility, rehearsal areas, classrooms, practice rooms, faculty offices, and a gathering place for students.
Activities and organizations at Emerson College include the Max Mutchnick Campus Center where students can meet, relax, play, eat, and engage. Graduate student organizations include Communicators for Health (CFH) which provides students with the opportunity to interact with peers, faculty, and professionals in the healthcare industry. The EVVY Awards is an annual awards program exhibiting student projects at Emerson College and is the largest student award show in the nation including 12 cameras and a 365-day production period.
While a distance learning program is not currently available at Emerson College, a future option is likely in the future. Nevertheless, Emerson currently boasts a cutting-edge technology arsenal for use in many of their academic programs of study. Students involved in audio and video production have at their fingertips such high-tech software suites as Adobe After Effects, Avid Interplay, and Final Cut Studio Pro. Emerson College faculty also make use of the course management system, WebCT to create course websites and post syllabi. Some faculty and academic departments even maintain online blogs for news and event notifications.
Undergraduate majors at Emerson College include Communication Sciences and Disorders; Political Communication: Leadership, Politics and Social Advocacy; Print and Multimedia Journalism; and Marketing Communication: Advertising and Public Relations. Graduate degrees include Global Marketing Communication & Advertising, Integrated Marketing Communication, and Creative Writing. Some external programs include Kasteel Well, the Los Angeles Program, the Washington D.C. Program, the Prague Summer Film Program and the Taiwan Exchange Program.