Graduates earn 1,210 degrees from Emerson College


About 44 percent of the 1,210 degrees and certificates handed out by Emerson College in 2017-18 were to students in visual and performing arts programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Boston conferred 520 bachelor's degrees and 12 master's degrees in visual and performing arts programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in cinematography and film/video production. Data shows the school gave out 420 bachelor's degrees in cinematography and film/video production, followed by 125 bachelor's degrees in general marketing/marketing management and 105 bachelor's degrees in creative writing.

The college enrolled 4,459 students for 2017-18, including 3,812 in undergraduate programs and 647 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
420
-
420
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
55
-
55
Musical Theatre
14
-
14
Playwriting and Screenwriting
-
12
12
Acting
12
-
12
Directing and Theatrical Production
10
-
10
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
5
-
5
Music Performance, General
3
-
3
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
1
-
1
Documentary Production
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
520
12
532
44
Journalism
80
11
91
Publishing
-
39
39
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
33
-
33
Communication and Media Studies, Other
-
27
27
Political Communication
24
-
24
Radio and Television
10
1
11
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
2
6
8
Sports Communication
3
-
3
Health Communication
-
1
1
Advertising
-
-
-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
-
-
-
Broadcast Journalism
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
152
85
237
19.6
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
125
38
163
International Marketing
-
20
20
Business/Corporate Communications
-
8
8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
125
66
191
15.8
Creative Writing
105
36
141
English Language and Literature/Letters total
105
36
141
11.7
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
-
46
46
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
15
-
15
Health Professions and Related Programs total
15
46
61
5
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
13
21
34
Education total
13
21
34
2.8
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
12
-
12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
12
-
12
1
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
2
-
2
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
2
-
2
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