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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.

  • Yglesias

    Screenwriter, novelist Yglesias shares knowledge

    Accomplished screenwriter and novelist Rafael Yglesias, who is serving as Emerson’s Semel Screenwriting Chair, led a discussion in the Bright Family Screening Room on April 17.

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    Alumni-produced film in Boston Globe

    Boston connections were highlighted as production wraps on feature film The Grief of Others.

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    Associated Press awards swept again by Emerson

    Emerson student media outlets have swept the Associate Press Student Journalism Awards, winning 19 out of 24 this month.

  • Youth@Work

    Moldova unemployment focus of civic game

    Emerson’s Engagement Game Lab has collaborated with the United Nations Development Programme to launch an online civic engagement game for teenagers and young adults in the eastern European nation of Moldova. 

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    Emerson reflects on marathon attacks

    Emerson College was one of several communities to pause and remember on the Boston Marathon bombings at the one-year anniversary on April 15—showing student films and hosting conversations reflecting on the attack.

  • Sanders

    Spoken poem on Tourette's goes viral

    Video of a spoken word poem performance by Jamie Sanders '16, about his experience with Tourette's Syndrome, has received more than 20,000 views on YouTube.

  • Stillerman

    Stillerman '84, of AMC, talks hit TV shows

    Television executive Joel Stillerman ’84 visited campus April 11 to give students advice on how to create a hit TV show.

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    Van, art drive home immigration messages

    Students and maintenance workers are literally driving home their experiences with immigration in a creative new project, which involves wrapping a van in text, in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department.

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Emerson College students at Cannes Film Festival

Emerson Students Cannes Blog

Emerson students will be chronicling their experiences at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Read about their trip to the most prestigious film festival in the world.

Read the Lions in Cannes Blog »

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