The EMPA offers a schedule option that allows students to complete the program on Satuday only and in less than one year. Courses are offered during the day on Saturday, beginning at 9am. Students complete the program in less than one year, taking courses each Saturday for 28 weeks (September – May). The program starts at the end of August with a four day intensive course. This Saturday schedule option is appealing to those who are working full-time during the week and live within commuting distance of New York City. Learn more.