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.

  • 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.

  • Students premiere film on nonprofit cafe

    Student filmmakers have completed a documentary on Haley House, a nonprofit bakery and cafe in Roxbury that helps former convicts.

  • Art and Healing explores cancer survival

    There was a strong turnout February 8 for the Art and Healing event at Cabaret, which featured photographic exhibits honoring people afflicted with cancer, inspirational musical performances, and personal stories.

  • Cooper talks to the Cape Cod Times

    Visual and Media Arts Professor Tom Cooper talks to the Cape Cod Times about the benefits of taking a break from media and taking stake of our individual media consumption habits.

  • Students coin 'Boston Strong,' raise $800k

    Chris Dobens '16 and Nicholas Reynolds '14 created the "Boston Strong" catchphrase and raised more than $800,000 for The One Fund within the first month of the Boston Marathon attacks.

  • Dudley neighborhood planning game launched

    Emerson’s Engagement Game Lab has partnered with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative for the launch of a new online engagement game called, The Promise of Dudley Village Campus. Players will contribute to the municipal planning process of the neighborhood.

  • Bright's class featured in Boston Globe

    A course called Development and Production of the Situation Comedy, taught by Trustee and Visual and Media Arts Executive Artist-in-Residence Kevin Bright, was profiled recently by the Boston Globe’s Christopher Muther.

  • Gianvito film at Michael Moore's festival

    Far From Afghanistan, the documentary feature directed by Associate Professor John Gianvito, is screening at two high-profile film festivals, including one overseen by Michael Moore.

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