Creative Forces

Be Daring. Have Attitude. Be Expressive. Get Involved. Stand for Something.

It’s not enough for college to simply prepare you to change the world—the change begins the minute you arrive. At Emerson, there is a shared urgency of purpose on societal issues and personal achievement for students and faculty alike. Emersonians are constantly showing us what it means to be a creative force. They are artists and entrepreneurs, storytellers and marketers. They are unstoppable, and there is no end to what they can create and do. We invite you to explore these stories of the many different creative forces at Emerson, find out what drives them, and see how they are making their mark on the world. 

Elma Lewis Living Stories Project

The Elma Lewis Living Stories Project honors one of Boston’s most important Black female luminaries in the arts, education, and civil rights work, Emerson alumna Elma Ina Lewis ‘43, and invites artists based in the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, or elsewhere in Massachusetts to submit original visual art pieces that indicate “What Miss Elma Lewis Taught Me.”

Emerson, Marlboro College Alliance

November 6, 2019

Emerson and Marlboro Colleges are exploring an alliance that will involve Marlboro moving its academic programs to Emerson beginning in Fall 2020, at which time Marlboro undergraduates will be invited to matriculate and tenure-track faculty may choose to teach at Emerson.

Adventures in Podcasting

Scott Gurian '01 has always enjoyed venturing outside his comfort zone. How else to explain why he drove 11,000 miles through 18 countries and eight time zones over seven weeks? Recording hours upon hours of audio from London to Mongolia, the award-winning journalist has since produced a podcast series based on his epic journey.

Entrepreneurship in Action

Evy Chen '10 explains how Emerson's E3 program gave her the tools to revolutionize the iced tea industry through her company, Evy Tea.

Innovation through Expression

Emerson's groundbreaking FACE Lab – led by Dr. Ruth Grossman, a professor in Emerson's Communication Sciences and Disorders Department – utilizes infrared motion capture and eye-tracking technology to analyze how adolescents with autism spectrum disorders produce and process facial expressions and tone of voice. The goal of gathering this information is to understand and raise awareness about how young people on the spectrum uniquely perceive and produce social cues.

An Unstoppable Force

Women have long been underrepresented in the film industry. And while the issue has exploded into public consciousness in recent years, Emersonians have a history of supporting and encouraging women in film, creating a more inclusive industry.

Politically Correct

What began as a humble three-person student organization, Emerson College Polling has hit its stride. The organization's polls are not only increasingly accurate, they have also garnered national attention as a crucial – and reliable – source for political research and analysis.