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.

  • Pelton

    Pelton, Orchard at ProArts forum

    Emerson President Lee Pelton and ArtsEmerson Executive Director Rob Orchard are participating in a forum November 22 that examines the role of Boston-area colleges and universities in shaping of the arts.

  • VMA scriptwriting

    Several win scriptwriting contests

    Seventeen Emerson students and recent graduates have won or placed as finalists or semi-finalists in eight scriptwriting contests during the Fall 2013 semester.

  • Burgundy

    Emerson's keepin' it classy

    Emerson will name its School of Communication, for one day only, the "Ron Burgundy School of Communication" in honor of legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy.

  • David

    Larry David delivers laughs, insight

    Larry David, P '16, delivered great laughs and insight into the entertainment industry during his talk with students at the Semel Theater on November 13.

  • OITNB Alex Vause

    Students recreate 'Orange' characters

    Emerson student creativity got the approving nod of actor Laverne Cox via Twitter, after the students' exceptional recreation of an Orange is the New Black publicity poster.

  • Pelton

    State of the College

    Emerson President Lee Pelton released his annual State of the College address to the Emerson community on October 31.

  • Dollinger

    Overseers discuss digital revolution

    Members of Emerson's Board of Overseers joined Kevin Bright '76, senior executive director of Emerson College Los Angeles, in a discussion October 24 about the rapid rise of digital distribution with services like Netflix and Hulu.

  • Grossman

    Grossman '70 talks digital marketing

    Crime thriller author Gary Grossman '70 spoke to Emerson students and faculty about the importance of authors and writers to market themselves in the digital world. Grossman, an Emerson Trustee, is a former producer a long list of television networks. 

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