Professional Studies & Special Programs

Why Choose Emerson College for Your Professional Development?

  • Convenient. Gain new skills through our evening course offerings.
  • Credible. You'll learn from an accomplished faculty, all of who are established professionals in their fields.
  • Consistent. Nearly 98 percent of our students would recommend our programs to others. This speaks to the quality of all the department's programs, and our track record of successfully fulfilling students' personal and professional goals.

Read about our professional certificate programs or learn about the upcoming courses and programs.

If you're a high school student looking for a rewarding summer academic experience in arts and communication, take a look at our Pre-College Programs.

Interested in opportunities in Los Angeles? See our ELA offerings.

Fall and Spring Courses

During the Fall and Spring Terms, qualified individuals who have not be admitted to a degree program at Emerson College may enroll in non-credit courses or workshops. You must have earned at least high school diploma to enroll in Professional Studies courses or workshops. Additional pre-requisites may apply. Note: enrollment in courses as a Professional Studies student is separate from admission to a degree program at Emerson College. For information about degree programs at Emerson College, visit Admission.

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View our Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Professional Studies course catalog: