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.

  • Bacon, Seth

    Bacon '00 named VP at MLS network

    Seth Bacon '00 has been named senior vice president of media for Major League Soccer (MLS).

  • Martie Cook

    Cook releases new TV writing book

    A new book by Martie Cook, associate professor and associate chair of Visual and Media Arts, examines television writing and includes interviews with 30 Emersonians connected to the industry.

  • 6 faculty receive Curricular Innovation funding

    President Lee Pelton has announced the six faculty recipients of the 2014 President’s Fund for Curricular Innovation, the fund to support faculty with proposals for curriculua that are bold, innovative, and aligned with College priorities. 

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    'Escapement' in Roxbury Film Festival

    Escapement, a short film by Emersonians that weaves jazz themes into a heartfelt generational story of African American men, will be part of the Roxbury International Film Festival June 25-29.

  • Gordon

    Gordon shares Moldova civic game findings

    An article about an Emerson-created civic engagement game used in Moldova was posted by Eric Gordon, of Emerson's Engagement Game Lab, and a colleague on the United Nations Development Programme's website.

  • Blue Mountain State The Movie

    Student behind $2 mil Kickstarter campaign

    Tim Taylor '14 launched the third most successful Kickstarter campaign, reaching about $ 2 million, on the platform's Film & Video category in May to fund the Emerson alumni-created Blue Mountain State movie.

  • Life

    'Cocktail Party' shoots with student crew

    Theodore "Regge" Life, distinguished director-in-residence in the Visual and Media Arts Department, continues to work with Emerson students on his feature film Cocktail Party.

  • Mora

    7 students attending Cannes Film Festival

    Seven Visual and Media Arts students will attend the famed Cannes Film Festival in France May 14–25 while a total of 10 student and alumni films will be shown at the festival’s Short Film Corner. 

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