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

The Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, will perform Missy Mazzoli’s River Rouge Transfiguration and Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82 at New York Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM.  

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EMAC News and Events

 

News

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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Art, Virtual Reality, and Science will meet their human players on October 5th at The World of Plankton, a unique touch-pool installation that enlightens children and adults about the role of plankton in freshwater ecology.

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EARTS faculty Jefferson Kielwagen awarded in Israel

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Fall 2018 details for Rensselaer Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble and Concert Choir, directed by Nicholas Demaison 

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Events

The Isle is Full of Noises

EMPAC GOODMAN STUDIO 1
November 27, 2018 12:00 PM

The Isle is Full of Noises is a environmental sound installation composed by Professor Michael Century, with the assistance of Eric Miller (PhD student, Electronic Arts).  

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iEAR Presents: DAD ART

Chapel and Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Ave, Troy, NY 12180
December 5, 2018 7:00 PM

 A 3-hour interactive meditation on life and death opens a door to REALLY being with Impermanence.

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Brew will present and discuss a breadth of works, ranging from her experimental documentary work, public television productions, international curation, and her own recent Fulbright supported research in Peru.

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Previous Events

Roots of Africa Music Ensemble

Mother's Rensselaer Union
November 14, 2018 7:30 PM

Come celebrate with the Roots of Africa Music Ensemble as they continue to chase the rhythms of Africa and Afro-Cuba.

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"Crime + Punishment" with filmmaker Stephen Maing

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY
November 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Join us for a screening and discussion of the riveting documentary chronicling the struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.

A workshop “Storytelling at the Margins,” with the film’s director/producer/cinematographer/editor Stephen Maing, will precede the screening from 4-6pm.

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