Curriculum

In this intensive 3-year-plus program, students alternate semesters between the United States (Boston and an optional semester in Los Angeles) and Australia (Sydney).

The program begins and ends with a summer session in Boston. The first cohort of students will join us in 2021.

Summer 1: Boston (mid-July to late August)

Session Location Course Name Credits
Summer Boston Introduction to the Creative Economy 4
    Creative Collaboration Seminar 4

Academic Year 1: Sydney (September to May)

Once the academic year begins, students will move to ICMS and continue their studies in Sydney. **

Session Location Course Name Credits
Fall Sydney Pathway to Success (introduces portfolio learning and career skills development) 3
    Management Solutions for a Changing World 3
    Marketing 3
    100-level elective course 3
Spring Sydney ICMS Introduction to Specialization 3
    Data Informed Decision Making (Quantitative Reasoning GE requirement) 3
    Digital Marketing 3
    Financial and Commercial Literacy (Quantitative Reasoning GE requirement) 3

**ICMS CRICOS Provider Code: 01484M. ICMS Study Abroad (2 terms) CRICOS Course Code: 074543A. 

Summer 2: Boston (mid-May to mid-August)

In the second year, students return to Emerson's campus in Boston for both summer terms.

Session Location Course Name Credits
Summer Boston Cultural Economics 4
    Developing Aesthetic Sensibility 4
    Fundamentals of Speech Communication (Foundations: Oral Communication) 4
    Introduction to College Writing (Foundations: Written Communication) 4

Academic Year 2: Sydney (September to May)

The traditional academic year resumes at ICMS Sydney. **

Session Location Course Name Credits
Fall Sydney Professional Placement 9
    Economics for Managers (Perspective: Psychology) 3
Spring Sydney Creativity and Innovation for Business OR Service and Experience Management 3
    Unlocking your Leadership Potential 3
    Marketing Strategy 3
    Ethics, Sustainability and Profit (Foundations: Ethics) 3

**ICMS CRICOS Provider Code: 01484M. ICMS Study Abroad (2 terms) CRICOS Course Code: 074543A.

Summer 3: Boston (mid-May to mid-August)

Students return to Boston for their third-year summer session.

Session Location Course Name Credits
Summer Boston Research Writing (Foundations: Written Communication) 4
    Perspectives in World Theatre (Perspective: Aesthetics) 4
    Social Movements in the US (Perspective: Diversity 1: US Diversity; Perspective: History and Politics) 4
    Elementary Spanish 1 (Proficiency test available; other languages available) 4

Academic Year 3: Boston (September to May)

with the option of one semester in Los Angeles (September to December OR January to May)

Session Location Course Name Credits
Fall Los Angeles* Internship 4
    Senior Residency 1 4
    Evolution of Human Nature (Perspective: Scientific); Other courses available 4
    BCE Elective 4
Spring Boston Senior Residency 2 4
    REEL Race: In and Out of Hollywood (Perspective: Interdisciplinary) Other courses available 4
    Elementary Spanish 2 (proficiency test available; other languages possible) 4
    Topics in Literature (Perspective: Literary) 4

*The semester in Los Angeles is optional. Students are not guaranteed a place in the Emerson Los Angeles program.

Summer 4: Boston (mid-May to mid-August)

The program concludes with a final summer session at Emerson’s Boston campus.

Session Location Course Name Credits
Summer Boston Global Media (Perspective: Diversity 2: Global Diversity) 4
    The First Amendment (Perspective: History and Politics) 4