Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution devoted exclusively to the study of communication and the arts. For over 130 years, Emerson has educated the most innovative and creative minds in our fields of expertise. Our hands-on, immersive programs provide you with the real-world experience, professional-grade facilities, and foundational knowledge you need to hone your craft and be at the cutting edge of ever-changing industries.



Best College for Journalism College Factual


Top 10 College for Writers College Magazine


Best College Radio Station Princeton Review


Most LGBTQ+ Friendly Princeton Review


Best Regional Universities North U.S. News & World Report


Top 25 American Film Schools The Hollywood Reporter


  • 3,817 total undergraduate enrollment
  • 100% of new freshmen are guaranteed housing for first three years
  • 70 countries represented
  • 49 states plus DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands represented
  • 13:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 100+ student organizations
  • 250,000+ college students in the city of Boston
  • 459 full-time and affiliated faculty
  • 14 NCAA Division III teams


Acting (BFA)*

Business of Creative Enterprises (BA)

Comedic Arts (BFA)

Communication Disorders (BS)

Communication Studies (BS)

Creative Writing (BFA)

Global BA in Business of Creative Enterprises–Australia

Global BA in Business of Creative Enterprises–Switzerland

Global BA in International and Political Communication

Global BFA in Film Art

Interdisciplinary Studies (BA/BS)

Journalism (BS)

Marketing Communication (BS)

Media Arts Production (BA/BFA)

Media Studies (BA)

Musical Theatre (BFA)

Political Communication (BS)

Public Relations (BS)

Sports Communication (BS)

Stage and Production Management (BFA)

Stage and Screen Design/Technology (BFA)

Theatre (BFA)

Theatre and Performance (BFA)

Theatre Design/Technology (BFA)

Theatre Education (BFA)

Theatre Education and Performance (BFA)

Writing, Literature and Publishing (BA)

* Incoming students cannot apply for these programs until they begin their studies at Emerson.


Business Studies for Communication and the Arts

Comedy Writing and Performance


Entrepreneurial Studies

Esports Communication


Hearing and Deafness

Individually Designed Minor


Leadership and Management

Marketing Communication

Media Studies

Narrative Nonfiction

Nonprofit Communication


Podcasting, Radio, and Streaming Media