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
News Icon for RPI Celebrates Launch of New Music Degree with the Rensselaer Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Rensselaer celebrated the launch of a new Bachelor of Science degree program with a debut performance by the Rensselaer Orchestra.

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EMAC News and Events



Arts Professor Jefferson Kielwagen's film "Gede Vizyon" featured in Modern Times Review.

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The World of Plankton is an interactive ecological art game installation currently on exhibit at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, running until Jan 6, 2019 that takes visitors into the hidden realm of these microscopic freshwater organisms

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On Dec. 4, Four undergraduates active in the Arts Department music program performed at the Beechwood/Eddy Senior Living Community in Troy.

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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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iEAR Presents! Irene Lusztig's "Yours in Sisterhood"

EMPAC Studio Beta
March 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Documentary filmmaker Irene Lusztig, Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz, will present her recent film Yours in Sisterhood (2018), which uses as source material the archives of Ms. Magazine. Lusztig uses letters to the editor, filming them read by people living in towns and cities across the country where the letters originated.

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DIY CRISPR Workshops with artist Marta de Menezes, a series of Volmer Fries supported workshops

The Sanctuary fro Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Tory, NY 12180
April 1, 2019 5:30 PM

CRISPR refers to a range of gene editing systems programmed to edit DNA at precise locations. DIY CRISPR 3 DAY WORKSHOP activities will shift between hands-on laboratory sessions, lectures, and interventions.

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Piano Waves

EMPAC Concert Hall
April 17, 2019 4:00 PM

A concert feature student pianists performing repertoire ranging from the classics to contemporary music, including members of the Rensselaer Orhcestra.

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Creative Entrepreneurship: The Music-Tech-Business Connection

April 22, 2019 4:00 PM

Explore the possibilites of combining music, technology, and entrepreneurship with Stanford Dr. Ge Wang and entertainment industry lawyer, Paul Rapp.A collaboration between Arts Department the Lally School of Management, and with support from the Rensselaer Union, Speaker's Corner.

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iEAR Presents! Alison S.M. Kobayashi

EMPAC Studio Beta
March 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Alison S.M. Kobayashi will show a range of her award-winning video works and discuss her most recent endeavor, Say Something Bunny! Kobayashi’s critically acclaimed experimental theater work.

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Pursuing a minor in Chinese can not only help you fulfill your humanities and social sciences requirements but also stand out and thrive in the global cultures and markets of the 21st century. Please join to learn about Chinese Minor requirements, course sequence, and offerings in conjunction with The Arch and HASS Core, accelerating track, and study abroad opportunities. Date: March 18, 2019|Time: 4:30-5:30PM|Location: Sage 4403

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