Emerson Life

In Boston

Be inspired by the urban energy of our home city.

At Emerson, you won’t just live in Boston; you’ll be plugged into it.  

Here, you’ll live and learn around the corner from global news organizations, publishing companies, research institutions, literary journals, state and local government offices, advertising agencies, media consultancies, nonprofits, art museums, and more. Our downtown campus across from historic Boston Common puts you in the center of it all. Literally.

Life & Culture

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Emerson is knit into the fabric of Boston, and in turn the city powers everything we do. In a metropolitan area with more than 300,000 students and more than 80 colleges and universities, you get to take part in the energy of what we consider the best college town in the U.S.

In the heart of the Theater District, you’ll be steps away from world-class performances at venues such as: 

  • Boch Center Wang Theatre
  • Boston Opera House 
  • Charles Playhouse
  • Our very own Cutler Majestic Theatre, Emerson Colonial Theatre, and Paramount Center

Walk or ride the T to some of the nation’s best art, science, and cultural museums, like the:

  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Science
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and more

Take classes at any of six other prestigious arts colleges in the area through the ProArts Consortium. Venture a few blocks from your residence hall to the Charles River or Boston Harbor. Show your Boston pride at a Red Sox, Bruins, or Celtics game. Follow the Freedom Trail. Explore historic libraries, browse antique bookstores, or take a study break at one of the independent coffee shops scattered near campus. 

Careers & Internships

student speaks at sports communication program launch event at fenway parkBoston isn’t just a great place to go to college; it’s a great place to build a future. Here, you will have access to connections and career opportunities with some of the biggest and best names in communication and the arts. You’ll be surrounded by peers, professionals, and academics who will help you get the most out of your college experience. And you’ll have the chance to intern at companies and organizations like: 

  • Arnold Worldwide
  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston Celtics
  • The Boston Globe
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Gillette
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • HubSpot
  • MIT Press
  • the Pawtucket Red Sox
  • WBZ-TV, and more

Being an Emersonian means forging connections that will extend far beyond the classroom and long after graduation—and it could help you land your first job.