Within the “purple curtain” of Boylston and Tremont streets in Boston, Emerson College makes its home with 4 residence halls and a 5th one under construction. It’s in the heart of Boston with the Commons as its “quad,” complete with the swan boats (a ride in one is on my bucket list). Communications and the arts are what the 3,700 undergraduates and 830 grad students do.
New majors include Comedic Arts (look out Lorne Michaels and SNL!) and the Business of Creative Enterprise – think entrepreneurs and incubators. They’ve always been known for Journalism, Visual & Media Arts, Creative Writing and Theatre, but did you know about the Communication Sciences and Disorders major offered through the Robbins Center?
It wasn’t enough to procure the old Steinway piano factory for Piano Row Residence Hall and the Max Mutchnik Campus Center, but they went ahead and bought the Cutler Majestic Theatre, a 1200-seat proscenium house with the most beautiful gilt walls and special lights, perfect for performances. They also now have the Paramount Center, the largest installation of film, video and audio post-production facilities of any college in the country.
Don’t forget you are in Boston, the college town with over 200,000 students. Emerson is unique with a Los Angeles campus on Hollywood Boulevard. What better for those in the film, media, entertainment and communications world!