Emerson’s Media Design program prepares you for a career improving the world through art, media, technology, and civic engagement. 

Our students partner with local and global organizations such as the Red Cross, UNDP, the City of Boston, the City of Portland, Maine, and iCivics to create solutions that solve community-based problems. This design-oriented program will teach you how to effectively communicate with different populations by building processes, prototypes, and platforms.

Examples of previous student projects have included an app that helped marginalized youth build confidence about their futures by identifying people in their support systems, journaling, and more. 

Another project focused on the shrinking footprint of newspapers. Students created a localized digital platform that allowed readers to submit their own news stories to ensure communities that are left without local media resources are able to stay connected. Learn more about our students.

Program highlights:

  • Exposure to a broad range of employment opportunities in varying industries such as nonprofit, corporate, government, news & media organizations, and more
  • Access to Emerson’s renowned Engagement Lab
  • Opportunity to teach and study at Salzburg Media Academy
  • 1 or 2-year program options available  
  • Hybrid learning with classes offered online and in-person
  • Night and evening classes available to fit your schedule
  • No GRE requirements to apply 

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