Business of Creative Enterprises Programs

Emerson’s Business of Creative Enterprises programs are for the creatives with a prowess for business: the business minds with a passion for the art. It’s for those who have shaped and developed the ideas that started it all. In our BCE programs, you’ll gain the skills and versatility you need to become a leader in this rapidly changing industry, and beyond.

Comedic Arts (BFA)

Emerson's Comedic Arts BFA is the first degree of its kind in the country. It integrates comedic writing, performance, literature, media, and production—and ranges across the comedic formats, from sketch comedy to improv to standup to Shakespeare.

Health and Social Change (BA)

Emerson’s Health and Social Change BA program provides students with the tools to effect change in healthcare systems and policy. Using an interdisciplinary, civically minded lens, students work to create a new culture of health and wellness in their communities that is centered in social justice, communication, and the arts.

Media Design (MA)

Emerson’s Media Design MA program prepares you for a life and career of improving the world through media, technology, and civic engagement. This program, housed in Emerson’s renowned Engagement Lab, will help you become a leader in the knowledge economy, ready with the skills and knowledge to pursue a wide range of post-degree career tracks.

Media Psychology (BS)

Emerson’s Media Psychology BS program teaches students how to analyze the psychological impacts of media on individuals and communities. They become responsible consumers and creators of media who understand its role in shaping a more inclusive and equitable society.

Social Impact Design (Minor)

The Social Impact Design minor invites students from all majors to apply their skills and passions toward making a difference in the world by collaborating directly with local justice-seeking organizations. Students learn methods of collaborative creativity and then take hands-on classes, where they apply a range of media and storytelling practices to real-world situations.

Discovery Program

The Emerson College Discovery Program is designed to help Undeclared first-year students further explore and understand the various academic options across the College, while establishing a foundation in communication skills and earning credit. Discovery Program students have the unique opportunity to take classes in subjects spanning many of the College’s academic departments.