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.

  • alumni weekend

    Alumni Weekend to celebrate milestones

    Nearly 600 Emerson College alumni, faculty members, leaders, and their friends and family are expected to attend this year’s annual Alumni Weekend, held May 29 – 31 on the Boston campus.

  • Nyla Wissa

    Snapshot of Class of 2015

    Recent grads share what's next...

  • Feil

    Feil comments to NY Times on quake film

    Ken Feil, senior scholar-in-residence in the Visual and Media Arts Department, is quoted in a May 26 New York Times article about the release of a new film about a massive earthquake that wreaks havoc in California.

  • Miranda Banks

    Banks comments on Marilyn Monroe for USA Today

    Miranda Banks, assistant professor in the Visual and Media Arts Department, is quoted in a May 27 USA Today article examining why Marilyn Monroe remains a favorite subject of film biopics, with at least a half-dozen films made since the mid-1990s.

  • Autism Through My Lens

    Student-produced autism documentary screened

    The documentary film Autism Through My Lens, which was produced by Emerson students in collaboration with Northeast Arc, and examines teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum, was screened on May 21.

  • Gordon

    Gordon leads City Accelerator Initiative

    Engagement Lab executive director Eric Gordon, who is also an associate professor in Visual and Media Arts, is leading an 18-month initiative to promote innovative ways for city governments to engage with its residents on public policies.

  • Chasse and Cantalupo

    Students behind NESN film to learn fate

    Two Emerson students will find out on Monday, May 25, if they won $20,000 and a television job from NESN. Anthony Chasse ’15 and Michael Cantalupo ’16 produced a documentary about a blind college athlete, The Chaz Davis Story, for the competition-style show called NESN Next Producer.

  • Tripp Clemens

    BFA project by Clemens '13 on PBS World Channel

    A recent graduate’s documentary film that began as an Emerson class project is making its national television debut on PBS World Channel this Tuesday, May 26, at 8:00 pm EST. The film, Endless Abilities, will be available for free on the PBS World website beginning Wednesday, May 27.

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