The Emerson Experience

The culture and educational experience at Emerson College is unlike that of any other institution. Our hands-on, immersive programs provide you with the real-world experience, foundational knowledge, and access to professional-grade facilities you need to hone your craft.

Our campus in downtown Boston puts you in the center of it all: You’ll live and learn close to global news organizations, publishing companies, research institutions, literary journals, advertising agencies, media consultancies, nonprofits, and more. Guided by an award-winning faculty of acclaimed authors, theater directors, filmmakers, speech clinicians, political commentators, and specialists in nearly every sphere of communication and the arts, our students are provided with an unparalleled academic experience.

This past fall, we welcomed 180 transfer students to our campus. They came from other four-year colleges and universities as well as two-year community colleges. Some had completed a semester or full year of coursework, while others had earned an associate’s degree and were seeking to continue in a four-year program.






Enrolled (Estimated)

College Grade Point Average 3.52 (4.0 scale)

Data are based on the entering Fall 2021 class.

Undergraduate Programs for Transfer Students

* Comedic Arts, Performing Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies only accept transfer applications for the fall term. + Comedic Arts only accepts transfer applicants with 32 credits or fewer. $ Interdisciplinary Studies only accepts transfer applicants with 48 credits or fewer.

Business of Creative Enterprises (BA)

Comedic Arts (BFA)*+

Communication Disorders (BS)

Communication Studies (BS)

Communication Studies Political Communication Public Relations Sports Communication

Interdisciplinary Studies (BA, BS)*$

Journalism (BS)

Marketing Communication (BS)

Performing Arts (BFA)*

Musical Theatre Stage and Production Management Stage and Screen Design/Technology Theatre Theatre and Performance Theatre Design/Technology Theatre Education Theatre Education and Performance

Visual and Media Arts (BA, BFA)

Media Studies Media Arts Production

Specializations include: Animation and Motion Media Cinematography/Videography Directing Narrative Fiction Documentary Production Experimental Media Production Filmmaking Interactive Media and Games Photography Post-Production Producing Sound Design/ Audio Post-Production Studio TV Production Writing for Film and Television

Writing, Literature and Publishing (BA, BFA)

Creative Writing Writing, Literature and Publishing