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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    BLT Recruiting visits Emerson LA

    Students and alumni gained job hunting, networking, and brand-building tips from representatives of BLT Recruiting on June 25 during the first-ever recruitment event at Emerson Los Angeles. 

  • Greta Spoering

    Violence Prevention advocate reflects on year

    Greta Spoering is excited to have finished her first academic year working at Emerson College, where she is one of two advocates with Emerson’s Violence Prevention and Response, a confidential resource on campus.  

  • Inclusive Excellence Fellowship

    Faculty diversity workshop attendance doubles

    The number of Emerson faculty members who participated in the annual inclusive pedagogy workshop, called the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows Program, increased significantly this year.

  • Jennifer Coolidge

    Coolidge featured in Hollywood Reporter

    Jennifer Coolidge ’85 was interviewed about her rise to “beloved cult figure” and how things have changed for women in comedy since she started out.

  • Comedy students

    Comedy major launches at Emerson

    Starting this fall 2015, prospective students can apply to Emerson’s newly announced major in comedy—the first specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Comedic Arts. 

  • Claire Andrade-Watkins

    Andrade-Watkins in Providence Journal

    Associate Professor for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies Claire Andrade-Watkins was interviewed for a special two-part series on race relations in the Providence Journal.

  • Iliza Shlesinger

    Shlesinger ’05 announcement in Hollywood Reporter

    Alumna Iliza Shlesinger will host Separation Anxiety, a new TBS relationship game show that will launch in late 2015.

  • Cooper interviewed by Chicago media

    Visual and Media Arts Professor Tom Cooper was featured in “How My Media Diet Is Killing Me,” a recent article in the Chicago Tribune.

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