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.

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    Emerson UnCommon civic game launches Sept. 22

    On Monday, September 22, Emerson launches a civic engagement game called Community PlanIt: Emerson Uncommon, a highly innovative, distinctively Emersonian way of cultivating community input for the College’s ongoing strategic planning process.

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    Reenergized Emerson LA Film Festival Oct. 10-11

    The reenergized Emerson Los Angeles Film Festival will unite students, faculty, and alumni October 10–11 with a mix of screenings and workshops that pay tribute to a wide breadth of student and alumni work and include insights from industry leaders.

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    Ferguson media impact discussed in forums

    An invigorating discussion on September 17 about the racially charged events of Ferguson, Missouri, began with a reminder of America’s legacy of inequality. 

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    Bright '76 reflects on 'Friends' 20th anniversary

    This month marks the 20th anniversary of Friends, and Kevin Bright '76 says "it's a pleasure and an honor" that Hollywood is paying homage to the celebrated TV show. 

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    Charles, Gregory Fried hold ethics talk

    “Adventures in Ethics,” Emerson’s exciting new lecture series in the humanities will begin Tuesday, September 9, at 4:00 pm in the Charles Beard Room. The inaugural talk is by Harvard Law School professor Charles Fried and his son, Gregory Fried, Suffolk University philosophy professor and chair.

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    Bright Lights 2014 season begins

    Emerson College has released its Fall 2014 schedule for the Bright Lights Series, a twice-weekly film screening and discussion event for the Emerson community and general public.

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    Emersonians discuss producing for the web in Boston Globe

    Emerson MFA candidate Christian Kiley and Michael Cyril Creighton ’01, producer of the award-winning web series Jack in the Box, are among several Boston-based filmmakers, including fellow Emerson graduates, who have taken to the web to showcase original content.

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    Highly festive Move-In Day at Emerson

    Beyoncé is blaring and college students are dressed in tutus, leis, mouse ears, bullhorns, and suspenders as far as the eye can see. It can mean only one thing: Move-In Day at Emerson College is here.

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