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.

  • 'Cocktail Party' shown at Second Thursday event

    Distinguished Director-in-Residence Theodore "Regge" Life showed scenes from his feature film Cocktail Party on February 14 at a Second Thursday event in the Max Mutchnick Campus Center.

  • Freeman Q&A on animation and motion media

    In an online interview with Animation Career Review, Visual and Media Arts Professor John Craig Freeman talks about the College's integrated approach to teaching Animation and Motion Media.

  • Emerson named a top film school by Hollywood Reporter

    Emerson College’s Department of Visual and Media Arts has been named one of the world's 25 best film schools by the Hollywood Reporter.

  • Ryder '94 credits career to Emerson LA

    Aaron Ryder '94 has produced blockbuster movies like Memento, The Prestige, and Donnie Darko. He says Emerson College Los Angeles put him on the right path early in his career.

  • Greenwald '91 visits campus with son

    Todd Greenwald '91, creator of the Disney Channel hit Wizards of Waverly Place, visited campus for the first time in 22 years with his son, Jordan.  

  • Student speaks at cerebral palsy event

    Alexander Freeman ’14 was a featured speaker recently at the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS) Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York.

  • McCarry works, lectures in China

    Charles E. McCarry, production designer-in-residence in the Visual and Media Arts Department, spent much of the fall and winter in Shanghai, China, where he provided production design for a Taiwanese producer.

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