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.

  • Denis Leary

    Leary ’79 cover story, Improper Bostonian

    Actor, writer, and comedian Denis Leary is featured on the cover of Improper Bostonian. He talks about his new show; his time at Emerson; and his 88-year-old mother, who he credits as the funniest person he knows and from whom he gets his “smart-ass, brazen personality.”

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    Students promote smart glasses for autism

    Taylor McMahon '16 and Jackson Davis '17 are interviewing people about autism this summer as they travel across the country marketing a device similar to Google Glass that would help children on the autism spectrum.

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    Kasteel Well portrait project photos online

    Sixteen Emerson students who attended a summer course at the College’s Kasteel Well in the Netherlands recently completed an impressive photography project with faculty member and professional photographer Gerlo Beernink.

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    21 Emersonians nominated for Emmy Awards

    Twenty-one Emerson community members working in the television industry have received nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards, which will be broadcast live September 20 on the FOX network.

  • Hershey Felder

    Reviews for Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

    The Boston Globe, WBUR, and Broadway World, have published positive reviews of the play Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, which is now playing for ArtsEmerson audiences at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through August 2.

  • Jennifer Coolidge

    Coolidge’s stage performance in Boston Globe

    Actress and comedian Jennifer Coolidge ’85 is spending time this summer on stage (July 9–August 2), and spoke with the Boston Globe about her lead role as Kate in Marisa Smith’s Saving Kitty.

  • Jon Rineman

    Rineman ’05 in Boston Globe

    Head monologue writer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Jon Rineman ’05 was interviewed by the Boston Globe about stand-up, the comedy business, and his time at Emerson.

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    ArtsEmerson named “2015 Best Theater” by Boston magazine

    Boston magazine’s 2015 “Best of Boston” issue applauds ArtsEmerson’s diverse productions—“ArtsEmerson certainly brings the world to its stages”— as well as its accessibility.

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