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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Facilities

EMAC majors have access to a number of facilities in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.  These include the VAST (Visualization, Animation, and Simulation Technology) Studio, and the multimedia facilities in West Hall.  For more information, see http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/emac-facilities.

Creative opportunities are also available through the RPI Playhouse and numerous student-run clubs such as Motif: The Design Club which fosters growth of current design students through critiques, discussions, and student showcases, and promotes the awareness and appreciation of graphic art and design within the Rensselaer community.

Ground Zero (GZ) is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting music and art at Rensselaer. Ground Zero runs an on-campus music venue with bi-weekly open mics, film fests, art shows, and other events throughout the school year.

At the world-renowned Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer students have the opportunity to attend performances and workshops that demonstrate cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering. EMPAC opened its doors in 2008 and was hailed by the New York Times as a "technological pleasure dome for the mind and senses . . . dedicated to the marriage of art and science as it has never been done before."  Please visit EMPAC's website at http://empac.rpi.edu for more information and a schedule of upcoming performances.