I had started out as an Art/Painting major at another school.  During my freshman year I got a job in graphic design, and I knew that's what I wanted to do...
Melissa Mykal Batalin '06
EMAC gave me a breadth of study which became invaluable to me in my current job at DreamWorks Animation...
Eli Bocek-Rivele '06
The EMAC program taught me some of the necessary software to succeed in the field, along with many new ways of visualizing things and creating new ideas...
Christina Ciani '10
Certain courses taught me to look at everything from different perspectives, and that ... a situation may call for a non-traditional approach...
Kirk Duwel '03
I had the opportunity to work with feature animation right through graduation...
Adam Gaige '07
EMAC gave me an understanding of concepts and theories that I use every day in my career...
Josh Goldenberg '10
The diversity of classes I took while attending RPI as an EMAC student allowed me to discover my ideal career path...
Chris LaPointe '10
The EMAC program definitely prepared me for graduate school because it gave me an excellent foundation for a graphic design career...
Steve Lucin '08
It is unique that we receive a B.S. rather than a B.A. I think this opens a lot more opportunities...
Kimberly Gomboz '09
Being an EMAC major gave me the communication background needed for my job...
Emelie Hegarty '09
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Our EMAC graduates have careers across the spectrum in multimedia design. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides a strong background in communication, art, design, music, and technology that prepares them for creative positions in

  • major animation studios
  • video, music, and entertainment industries
  • graphic design and website/mobile design companies
  • advertising and marketing firms

Some graduates start their own companies and do independent consulting. The possibilities are endless!

Below is a list of some of our graduates. Click on their names to see what they're doing now and how EMAC helped them achieve their professional goals.

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Animator, Gentile Entertainment Group; Freelance Designer, Halucinated Designs

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My interests and career path definitely evolved, especially after getting my MFA for Design & Technology at Parsons: The New School for Design.  The EMAC program definitely prepared me for graduate school because it gave me an excellent foundation for a graphic design career. I learned what it takes to create traditional graphic design (logos, business cards, etc.) and how to present them professionally, as well as how to make and take critiques.


Graphic Design

Professional Experience
I am currently a part-time animator for Gentile Entertainment Group, where I composite/animate photos and footage along with motion graphics that I create for pitch package trailers. Most of the animated trailers I design are for upcoming documentaries or TV series; some of them are for published novels. I also teach graphic design and 3D animation to high school students in East Harlem (NYC) at an after school program, the East Harlem Tutorial Program.  Additionally, I am freelancing my web designs, print designs and other motion graphics through Halucinated Designs (spelled with one "L" because it's a play on my last name, Lucin).


  • Design websites, logos, flyers, and motion graphics
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