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
News Icon for RPI Celebrates Launch of New Music Degree with the Rensselaer Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Rensselaer celebrated the launch of a new Bachelor of Science degree program with a debut performance by the Rensselaer Orchestra.

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EMAC News and Events

 

News

Arts Professor Jefferson Kielwagen's film "Gede Vizyon" featured in Modern Times Review.

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The World of Plankton is an interactive ecological art game installation currently on exhibit at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, running until Jan 6, 2019 that takes visitors into the hidden realm of these microscopic freshwater organisms

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On Dec. 4, Four undergraduates active in the Arts Department music program performed at the Beechwood/Eddy Senior Living Community in Troy.

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RPI Alumni, Uyen Uong was selected as a finalist for the 15 Minutes Max Student Film Festival. Her animation film and final thesis piece "Pig or Pork" and received an Honorable mention award.


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The annual McKinney Contest is now accepting entries from undergraduates and graduates in four categories:  poetry, short fiction/drama, essay/creative nonfiction, and electronic media using language.  Deadline for all entries:  March 12, 2019.

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Events

Rensselaer Piano Showcase

EMPAC Concert Hall
April 17, 2019 5:00 PM

A concert feature student pianists performing repertoire ranging from the classics to contemporary music, including members of the Rensselaer Orhcestra.

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Previous Events

Electronic Arts Open Studios

West Hall/ EMPAC
December 14, 2018 9:00 AM

The Electronic Arts PhD program will present its annual Open Studios this Friday the 14th at West Hall/EMPAC from 9-12.

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Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble: Fall Concert

EMPAC Theater
December 13, 2018 12:00 PM

A concert of new and spontaneously created music through a diversity of contemporary techniques.

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