Department of Visual & Media Arts

Alumni Profiles


  • Doug Herzog '81

    President of MTV Networks Entertainment Group, creator of Comedy Central

    If you are already at Emerson College, then you're already on your way. There is a tremendous Emerson network out there, with a proud history of mentoring newcomers and pointing fellow alumni in the right direction.
  • Wayne Larrivee '77

    Sports broadcaster

    Don't be afraid to dream. Live your dream and ultimately make it your career. Emerson and Boston gave me that opportunity!
  • Denis Leary '79

    Author, actor, producer, and comedian

    The friends you make at Emerson not only become friends for life, but due to Emerson's track record, you end up working together professionally off and on for the duration of your career.
  • Dawn Steinberg '83

    Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting, Sony Pictures Television

    Dabble in everything. Find out what you're really passionate about and just go for it. Use all that dabbling knowledge in what you ultimately decide to do.
Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.