As a student in the Marlboro Institute at Emerson College, you will learn to form and communicate critical ideas and collaborate with a diverse community of creative peers. Through the Interdisciplinary Studies program, you will be able to pursue your own self-designed major based on your specific academic interests. You will combine liberal arts courses with courses from other departments and create a final project centered on a coherent idea or solution to a problem that sparks your interest. Some recent examples include:

Global Activism and Advocacy

Photojournalism and Magazine Writing

Music Production and Social Marketing

Politics, Performance, and Social Advocacy

Film and Advertising

Investigative Theater for Social Change


Today’s journalists need to know how to report and produce news across all platforms and be as comfortable using words as they are using audio, video, and web. Emerson’s dynamic journalism curriculum emphasizes a convergent, multimedia approach to storytelling and news reporting, with courses from the Foundations of Journalism and Feature Writing to Interactive News, Advanced Audio-Video Journalism, and more. You will learn how to tell stories that increase public understanding and awareness in the 21st century, while gaining the skills necessary to adapt to—and shape—this evolving field.


on College Factual’s 2019 list of Best Journalism Colleges in the US