Bookish in Beantown wants me to go back into the mailbag and find my comments about Emerson College. No way. I'm not weeding back into the archives. That's your job.
That said, the inside scoop from a current and former student is: The department is underfunded, teaching assistants receive no tuition waiver (!) and only around $3000 per class, and that the teachers in the program are mostly adjuncts who are good teachers but are overworked. The program has a difficult time holding on to many of its best teachers.
I'd appreciate any other insights. Thanks for the question BiB.