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

Rensselaer's writing and speaking center, the Center for Communication Practices (CCP), is open for the Fall 2017 semester.

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EMAC Thesis Requirement

Students take Creative Seminar I and Creative Seminar II to fulfill the EMAC thesis requirement. In Creative Seminar I, students develop a proposal for a written thesis and a creative project that demonstrates his/her independent ideas, research, writing, and design skills.  In Creative Seminar II, students complete the written thesis and creative project (e.g., art, graphic design, interaction design, music, performance). They also prepare and present their project in a public exhibition, and design the publicity for the show.