Emerson College, located in the heart of Boston, is the nation’s premier institution in higher education devoted to communication, the arts and the liberal arts. The curriculum is structured within two schools and an institute: School of the Arts, School of Communication and the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies. It is internationally recognized in its fields of specialization, which include communication studies; marketing communication; journalism; communication sciences and disorders; visual and media arts; the performing arts; and writing, literature and publishing. Emerson’s state-of-the-art campus is located in Boston’s Theatre District. In addition to its three historic theaters and numerous performance and broadcasting spaces, Emerson’s facilities, technology, studios and creative learning spaces are cutting-edge. The College expanded its considerable West Coast academic programs through the 2014 opening of an award-winning multi-use facility in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Center is home to academic and professional programs in areas including, but not limited to, television production, performance for various forms of media, filmmaking, screenwriting, and entertainment marketing. Emerson College ranks tenth in the 2016 edition of “Best Colleges, Regional (North).” A survey ranked its journalism program the best in the country, noting the department’s rapid and effective response to the changing landscape of journalism and new media. ranked Emerson #13 for entrepreneurship among U.S. colleges. Emerson alumni are found among the leaders in their fields. They include, among others, actors Henry Winkler and Denis Leary; former host Jay Leno; producers Norman Lear (, ), Kevin Bright (), Vin Di Bona (), and Max Mutchnik (); and entertainment executive Doug Herzog, President, MTV Networks Entertainment Group. The Alumni Association actively involves alumni in promoting the reputation and influence of Emerson College as a leader in communication and the arts.