Emerson College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
Emerson College employs talented, professionals in the publishing industry as adjunct professors, so you are learning from people who work in the field on a daily basis. These professors provide insight that is otherwise unaccessible and give you a realistic view of what it's like to work in publishing. That being said, my graduate courses were what I made of them. If you want, you can squeak by doing minimal work, but you can also take the opportunity to make some really interesting things and form contacts that will prove invaluable upon graduation as you set out job hunting.
Emerson was an exciting program with insightful and inspiring professors working in the industry. This helped provide valuable real-world experience and career connections. Boston is a vibrant city and Emerson fits well within the culture.
Emerson College is very unique. It is filled with passionate individuals who know where they want to go and what they want to achieve. Between the location, gorgeous facilities and exceptional faculty, it was an easy decision to make.
Emerson is great if you like hands-on experience (which I did). It's strengths are theatre, film/tv, and writing. As someone who started in theatre but decided against it as a career right before senior year, it was not as helpful for me as I had hoped, as there was nothing I wanted to switch to. Luckily, the ProArts Consortium means students can take classes as a few other schools in the area, which I did. That was very helpful.
Emerson's MA program provided excellent instruction by professors working in the industry, which made gaining hands-on experience and establishing real-life career connections possible.
This school is very niche. If you aren't sure if film, theater or writing is your passion and you want to have the ability to change majors, I'd recommend choosing a different college. The writing program was good, but really if you love theater or film this is the place for you.
Emerson is an eclectic group of people, which helps a lot in the classroom. You'll have a ton of projects to do, and they put you right to work your first year instead of loading you with gen eds (though there are some, but they are generally very enjoyable). Everyone is very passionate about what they do, and that's great energy for creatives. The attendance policy is pretty strict, but hey, with only up to 20 people in a class at the absolute maximum, there has to be some sort of guidelines! People either really hate or really love Emerson, and I grew to love it.