The Emerson Experience

The culture and educational experience at Emerson is unlike that of any other institution. 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 your field. 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.

As a transfer student, you will jump right into your discipline, building a basis for your future as a leader in communication or the arts.

This past fall, we welcomed 155 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.

  • Applied 790
  • Admitted 511
  • Deposited 155

College Grade Point Average 3.50 (4.0 scale)

Data are based on the entering Fall 2020 class.


Undergraduate Programs for Transfer Students


* Due to COVID-19, the Department of Performing Arts will accept transfer applications for the Spring 2021 term. Comedic Arts only accepts transfer applications for the fall term.

Business of Creative Enterprises (BA)

Comedic Arts*

Communication Disorders(BS)

Communication Studies (BS)

Communication Studies Political Communication Public Relations Sports Communication

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