Department of Visual & Media Arts

Department of Visual & Media Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news in the Department of Visual & Media Arts. For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Reel Life Experiences

    Packed crowd for Reel Life Experiences

    The Bright Family Screening Room of the Paramount Center on April 25 was packed with attendees of The Reel Life Experience, a red carpet reception event that featured live performances before an advanced screening and discussion of Dope, the new film executive produced by Sean Combs and Pharell Williams.

  • EVVYs

    2014 EVVYs win College TV Award

    The Emerson students behind last year’s EVVY Awards have won a College Television Award in the category of Alternative/Variety from the Emmys Foundation.

  • Gold Key

    53 students inducted into Gold Key Society

    Fifty-three students, along with faculty members Tulasi Srinivas, Aaron B. Daniels, and Mary Kovaleski Byrnes, were honored during the Gold Key Honor Society ceremony on April 27 at the Semel Theater.

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    Emerson releases Community PlanIt results

    Emerson College officials have released a summary of results from Community PlanIt: Emerson UnCommon, the virtual game played by nearly 1,000 Emerson community members last fall that is helping the College in strategic planning.

  • Zaidan

    Gaming is core of Zaidan's classes

    Sarah Zaidan, who recently joined Emerson as an assistant professor, teaches several classes on video game design in the Visual and Media Arts Department.

  • veterans

    Challenges of student veterans discussed

    Emerson typically has between 7 and 10 students per year who are military veterans, but that number could very well grow. Nate Magunski, assistant director of retention and student success at Emerson, said that over the next decade, the number of college student veterans in the United States is expected to increase from 800,000 to 1.4 million as the nation continues to remain in active missions overseas.

  • Solomon

    At ELA, Solomon '60 talks content distribution

    Michael Jay Solomon ’60, one of the largest distributors of U.S. television content in the world over the last 35 years, discussed content distribution with a group of panelists at Emerson Los Angeles on April 20. 

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    Co-organizer reflects on Emerald Empowerment

    The co-chair of Emerald Empowerment Week at Emerson, the week of events organized by Kappa Gamma Chi to raise awareness and education of issues relating to sexual assault and power-based interpersonal violence, is calling the week a success.

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Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.