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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Web and Prototype Developer, Intellidemia

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EMAC allowed me to explore a variety of fields and trained me to be a well-rounded person. Right after graduation, I worked in a start-up company, where my skills set is very valuable because I can work smoothly in cross-functional teams and act in many roles: marketer, artist, designer, web developer.

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Professional Experience
Upon graduation, I worked for a Web and Prototype Developer at Intellidemia, a start-up company in education technology.


  • Create new website for Intellidemia which is much easier to navigate, is less "text-heavy," and better communicates the company's message
  • Introduce a new theme of "Syllabus Geek" to the site which received compliments from the site's visitors
  • Develop prototypes for new features of Intellidemia's core product called Concourse, an online syllabus management system
  • Create a new interface for Concourse with a crisp and clear modern look to maximize screen space more efficiently than the old one
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