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

An open event featuring student work in STS, sustainability studies, gender studies, and design

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EMAC News and Events



Annual competition honors RPI student writers on Wednesday, April 12 at CBIS Auditorium

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Interview appears in current issue of the online magazine

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First-ever GSAS lecture series welcomes Dr. Hartmut Koenitz, HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, Netherlands

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A staged reading of Quiero Volver will be performed on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Leslie Phillips Theater, Holyoke Community College. This performance is free and open to the public, and sponsored by Holyoke Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Northampton Community Television. 

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The Ninth: Destiny of a Symphony

EMPAC Concert Hall
February 28, 2018 4:00 PM

Film screening and panel discussion on Beethven's 9th symphony.    Co-sponsored by Student Life with the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

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Fall Semester Arts Open Studios

West Hall Floors 1-4
December 15, 2017 9:00 AM

Join first and second year Electronic Arts PhD and MFA students for open studios in West Hall.

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iEAR Presents! Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski presents his first feature-length film, "Quest," with producer Sabrina S. Gordon.

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY 12180
December 9, 2017 7:00 PM

The documentary is a moving portrait of a North Philadelphia working class family over the span of 10 years. Olshefski’s intimate style emphasizes the beautiful complexity of relationships, and how an American family goes about healing and persevering. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Festival.

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