Majors & Programs

Pre-College Programs

COVID-19 Update

Emerson College Arts & Communication Pre-College Programs are still accepting applications and will transition to an online format for summer 2020. For more information, please feel free to contact Tori Weston at tori_weston [at] or 617-824-8940.

Pre-College offers challenging one, three and five-week summer programs for high school students. Programs are intensive, fun, and designed to teach students competitive, practical skills in one academic area of communication and the arts. A few select programs can also be completed for academic credit.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the format of our programs from in-person to online for the time being, we intend to use this moment in history to empower you to be a part of reimagining how we as a society communicate and create. Part of Emerson College’s mission statement is to educate our students “to assume positions of leadership in communication and the arts and to advance work that brings innovations, depth, and diversity to these disciplines." We intend to live up to our mission statement this summer with our Arts & Communication Pre-College Programs. Instead of being hindered by this pandemic, our staff and faculty intend to use this unprecedented time to teach you the skills to communicate your ideas, express your feelings, and tell powerful stories— when it is more important than ever.

As a Pre-College student, you can look forward to achieving:

  • Basic knowledge of current industry practices and requirements
  • Portfolio or audition materials for your college applications
  • Skills in project presentations, debating, and research (Journalism and Politics, Activism & Leadership Institutes)

Programs are competitive. Our application deadline has been extended to May 15.

For questions, please contact:

Overview: Emerson’s Pre-College Programs