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  • Emerson College Appoints Three New Trustees

    Chairman of the Emerson College Board of Trustees Jeff Greenhawt ’68 and President Lee Pelton have announced the appointment of three new Trustees, effective immediately.

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    Emerson College Announces Low-Residency MFA

    Emerson College is pleased to announce its first low-residency Master of Fine Arts program in Writing for Film and Television. Beginning in August 2016, the two-year program will offer six-day residencies each semester that alternate between Emerson’s campuses in Boston and Los Angeles. The fully accredited graduate program builds on the College’s long-standing tradition of academic excellence, and is housed in its acclaimed Department of Visual and Media Arts.

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    Emerson College announces Business of Creative Enterprises

    Emerson College launches a new major in Fall 2016 (students can apply now). The Business of Creative Enterprises major is one of the first of its kind in the country, focusing on preparing students for careers in the creative economy—a rapidly growing sector of the global economy today. 

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    Emerson College’s Urban Arts Program of the School of the Arts presents Electric Pilgrims

    Electric Pilgrims will include a variety of video projections that will illuminate Channel Center Street, featuring sound, live light projections, an interactive television wall, and video and slide projections on screens and across the buildings in a spectacular installation. 

  • Avon Foundation for Women Awards Campus Grant to Emerson College

    Emerson College has received a $10,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. The grant will fund the efforts of Violence Prevention and Response at Emerson College to activate bystanders to reduce sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking. This is the second year that the College has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

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    Bright Lights Film Series begins 2015-16 season

    On Tuesday, September 8, Emerson College’s Visual and Media Arts Department kicks off its Bright Lights Series—free film screenings open to the public. This year, the series is using a new rating system to highlight films directed by a woman or person of color; films with a strong female-centric story; social justice films; or comedies.

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    Emerson College Announces Comedy Major

    BOSTON, MA (June 17, 2015)—Emerson College announced today that starting in September 2016 it will offer a new four-year degree in its School of the Arts: a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Comedic Arts. Grounded in the history and theory of comedy with a concentration of practical experiential learning and a capstone project, the degree will focus on preparing students for careers in comedy performance, writing, and production. Prospective students can apply to major in Comedic Arts at Emerson beginning this fall.

  • Robin Roberts

    Emerson College’s 135th Commencement ceremonies to honor: Celebrated Broadcaster Robin Roberts; Paralympic Medalist, Marathon Winner Cheri Blauwet, MD; Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey; and Arts Leader Anne Hawley

    Robin Roberts of Good Morning America to deliver undergraduate address; Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Emerson professor in Writing, Literature and Publishing Megan Marshall to give graduate address.



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