Emerson College is internationally recognized as the nation’s premier institution of higher learning devoted to communication and the arts. Energized by engagement with the creative life of Boston, Los Angeles, and the Netherlands, our students are independent minds from diverse backgrounds who develop their own personal voice and expertise in professions that profoundly shape society and culture in the 21st century.
Emerson College offers educational programs that prepare undergraduate and graduate men and women to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in communication and the arts and to pursue scholarship and work that brings innovation to these disciplines.
Established in 1880 as a small, regional school of oratory, Emerson has evolved into a diverse, coeducational, and multifaceted degree-granting institution with a liberal arts, rather than conservatory, orientation. But our mission and focus remain largely the same as it was in 1880: to explore and push the boundaries of communication, art, and culture and, thereby, to contribute to the advancement of society.
Emerson College educates students to assume positions of leadership in communication and the arts and to advance scholarship and creative work that brings innovation, depth, and diversity to these disciplines.
This mission is informed by core liberal arts values that seek to promote civic engagement, encourage ethical practices, foster respect for human diversity, and inspire students to create and communicate with clarity, integrity, and conviction.
Building on the Strategic Plan developed by the Emerson community and adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2011, and informed by our understanding of national conversations about higher education as they pertain to Emerson, we have identified five strategies for achieving our objectives: Academic Excellence, Civic Engagement, Internationalization and Global Engagement, Innovation and Financial Strength.
To learn more about us, visit our Website https://www.emerson.edu or our story on the Americans All Heritage Honor Roll,