Academic Departments

Explore our arts- and communication-focused disciplines

Emerson College’s undergraduate, graduate, professional, and high school programs prepare students for careers in the creative disciplines that influence and inspire our society. Taught by nationally recognized scholars and award-winning professionals, our courses are housed in two Schools and an Institute: the School of the Arts, the School of Communication, and the Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies. A total of eight academic departments serve as a resource for students during their Emerson years.

Communication Sciences & Disorders
For those called to serve the voiceless.

Communication Studies 
For those who live to create connections.

For those driven to illuminate the truth. 

Marketing Communication 
For those born to build relationships.  

Performing Arts 
For those with the courage to act. 

Visual & Media Arts
For those who see what most can’t.  

Writing, Literature & Publishing
For those who believe words matter. 

Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
For those who refuse to be categorized.

Find a Program

With 27 undergraduate majors, more than 30 undergraduate minors, and 24 graduate programs and certificates in communication and the arts, Emerson has the program for you. Use our Program Finder to discover the program that inspires you.