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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Kim Sajet is the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.  The presentation is co-sponsored by Rensselaer's Office of the President and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. 

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Annual Student Exhibition

Students in their final year in the EMAC program create a significant work of their choosing and collaboratively produce a unique exhibition. Past exhibits included interactive games, animations, illustrated novels, graphic design projects, photography, illustrations, music, films, installations, and live performances. The show provides an opportunity for EMAC students, along with EARTS students, from the Creative Seminar thesis course to learn to organize, produce, promote, and install the show as a team in order to create a distinctive character for their class.

Zombies, Natt Phenjati '10