Career Outlook

Our students have graduated and gone on to successful careers as:

  • Narrative film Directors and Producers
  • Documentary filmmakers
  • Film Festival Producers
  • Product Designers
  • Sound Designers
  • Professors/Teachers

Alumni

Our award-winning alumni have gone on to build careers as artists, teachers, and artists-in-residence who create different forms of film and media. Some of our recent alumni include:

  • Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Director, Producer, and Cinematographer, and Jeff Soyk, Art Director and Web Designer, of Hollow, their award-winning, interactive thesis project. Hollow has been awarded a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, Peabody Award, the Tribecca New Media Fund, and was nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy.
  • Keely Kernan, Director of her interactive thesis documentary The Mississippi: The Story of America’s River. Her project was awarded the Princess Grace scholarship.
  • Georden West, Director of their thesis project Patron Saint. Their project was awarded the Student Academy Award in the alternative/experimental category.
  • Shaka Dendy, summer 2019 Artist in Residence for the Boston Center of the Arts.

Student Resources

Emerge

Emerge is Emerson’s online community connecting current students with alumni from around the world.