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

HASS faculty working with community to celebrate Cohoes history

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EMAC News and Events



Located in Folsom Library, Comm+D assists the Rensselaer community with writing, visual communication and more

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Award is from Japan's Hoso Bunka Foundation, which promotes the cultural and technological development of broadcasting

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Site names best programs leading to employment in videogame industry

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Irons is interviewed about her ongoing Invasive Pigments project, and discusses the project's connections to (and tensions with) the fields of urban ecology, invasion biology and conservation.

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Martin Dombey, clinician and manager for Professional Audio with Yamaha Corporations, addresses career opportunities in the field of audio production. 

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iEAR Presents! : VIRUS RISING, with filmmaker Shu Lea Cheang

CBIS Auditorium
March 21, 2018 7:00 PM

As an artist and filmmaker, Shu Lea Cheang has worked with a range of art mediums and film formats, including installation, performance, net art, public art, video installation, feature film and mobile web serial. From homesteading cyberspace in the 90s to her current retreat to BioNet,  Cheang takes on viral love, bio hack in her current cycle of works.

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Chinese Minor Information Session

Sage 4711
March 22, 2018 5:00 PM

Please join to learn about Chinese Minor requirements, course offerings in conjunction with the Arch and HASS Core requirements, accelerating track, and study abroad opportunities.

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March 28, 1977

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Studio 1
March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

A video installation of an essay film meditating on the 1977 Oscars and a documentary on Rhodesia which aired at the same time one month and one day before the essay filmmaker, Maureen Jolie Anderson, was born.

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Spring Evening of Chamber Music

Chapel + Cultural Center
April 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Students in the Chamber Music course present a concert of music for a variety of small ensembles.

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Previous Events

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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Screening Dates:

Feb 26, 2018 / 4-5 PM
Feb 27, 2018 / 10-11AM
Feb 28, 2018 / 10-11AM

Light Refreshments

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