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.

  • 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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    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. 

  • 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.