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The media arts (specifically film and tv), theater,Quite BrightOther
The media arts (specifically film and tv), theater, and speech /communication disorders programs are the best developed. Paying a ton of money to get a degree in WLP or marketing really isn't worth it. This school is all about making connections. You have to be driven to make your own way. No one is going to lead you along; you have to figure out what is best for what you want to do in the long run and work hard to get it. Go to your adviser as soon as possible and discuss at "10-year" plan. Tell them where you want to be in 10 years and then ask them to plan out the best course of action. Get involved with on-campus activities when you are a freshman as they are hard to get into later on. The best thing about Emerson is that it provides you with more than enough opportunity to go out there and get hands-on experience with the safety net of education to fall back on. You don't have to worry about getting fired from your first real job because it's your first time on a film set and you did something you weren't supposed to - by the time you graduate, you'll be incredibly comfortable with the process and members of the industry will be impressed with your knowledge.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2009
Innovation: A+, Extracurricular Activities: D-
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It's true what they say, you need toAverageUndecided
It's true what they say, you need to know what you want to do in an "liberal" school if you wish to enjoy Emerson to the fullest. You need to get out there and find what it is you are looking for. By simply sitting in your dorm and watching re-runs of shows won't help much. There is way to much to do at Emerson. Equipments and such are all provided only if you are there to find them. In the end, this is a great school I must say. I've doubt it before, but it was all just me who didn't want to get out there and enjoy. If you love art, love to create, love to be part of shows/projects/crazy interactions. I'd say give it a shot, it's a great school after.
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: A, Campus Aesthetics: B-
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If you're looking for a strong communications schoolQuite BrightVideo/Media
If you're looking for a strong communications school and are really committed to studying only communications, Emerson is for you. The school environment fosters and encourages creativity and self-expression. The classes are mildly challenging, if you've taken AP classes in high school, they aren't any more difficult than those. The faculty is engaging and and passionate about the subjects they teach and always let you know when you can meet with them if you have any issues with the class. Students here are friendly, open and unique individuals, but can also come off as pretentious. We're proud of our work and our creativity. Emerson offers a lot of extracurricular activities - ex: films (both to direct/produce/star in), theater, sports, clubs - and there is something for everyone. Sports are becoming more popular within the school and the individual teams are quite strong considering it's an art school. The people who make up the sports teams are some of the most interesting and kind people I've ever played with, and they really make sure you feel welcome and comfortable with the team.

Politically, Emerson is very liberal, and therefore strongly supports the gay and lesbian community. Being politically correct isn't encouraged here, it's required, which can be frustrating at times. If you're not sure if you want to be in communications, the price tag that comes with the school probably isn't worth it. But if you know that your career lies in communications, the knowledge you will receive here will ensure that you find a job after your four years. The faculty is also always willing to help get you started in the career path you want to be in. Emerson is more of a trade school than a liberal arts school, but the general knowledge you receive in your first two years will help you become a more well-rounded individual within your major.

1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: B+
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