Summer Programs

Whether your goal is to pursue a lifelong passion, build your resume, or earn credits for a degree program, Emerson College is the perfect summer destination for exploring today’s dynamic fields of arts and communication. 

Emerson Undergraduate and Graduate courses

Boston. The College offers courses for currently matriculated Emerson undergraduates and graduate students. View summer housing options »

Los Angeles. Both undergraduate and graduate courses are available for credit, and students have the option of living in Emerson Los Angeles’s spectacular facility located in Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. If you’re an Emerson matriculated student, participation in summer courses in Los Angeles does not affect your eligibility for the Semester in LA Program. View summer courses in LA »

Online Courses. View our new online distance learning courses »

Visiting and Non-Matriculated

We offer several options to those who have not been admitted to a degree program at Emerson College. Qualified individuals may enroll in credit-bearing courses or non-credit courses or workshops. Housing is not available. You must have earned a bachelor's degree to enroll in graduate-level courses and you must have earned a high school diploma to enroll in undergraduate-level courses or workshops. Additional prerequisites may apply for college students external to Emerson looking to enroll in upper-level courses. Please consult with the Summer School office at

Professional Studies

Whether you are a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional, choose from our non-credit learning opportunities including courses, workshops, and lectures, that range from screenwriting to marketing, or best practices in social media and much more. Check out our exciting professional studies programs this summer in Boston and Los Angeles.

Education Abroad

Emerson runs several summer programs abroad led by Emerson faculty. Our programs run from three to nine weeks and are available for every Emerson student from rising sophomores to graduate students. Participants can study in a range of exciting locations, from France to the Netherlands from Poland to China. Learn more » 

Pre-College Programs

Current high school students looking for an academic experience: Read about our competitive filmmaking, creative writing, theater, journalism, and political communication programs. These three-and five-week rograms are intensive, fun, and designed to teach students competitive, practical skills in one academic area of communication and the arts. Learn more and apply »