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.

  • Emersonians are all over the Oscars

    Oscar excitement is building at Emerson College. From alumni and faculty involved with nominated films to student journalists reporting from the red carpet, numerous Emersonians boast close connections to the 2011 Academy Awards.

  • Recent graduates win Peabody Award

    Elaine McMillion, MFA ’13, and Jeff Soyk, MFA ’13, have won a Peabody Award for their critically acclaimed documentary, Hollow, which examines a rural county in West Virginia.

  • Riley pens piece on drug culture for The Atlantic

    Assistant Professor of Journalism Tim Riley delves deep into the portrayal of today's drug culture in media compared to the idealism of the ’60s and historical anti-drug campaigns.

  • Gordon named fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center

    Eric Gordon has been named a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University for the 2012–13 academic year.

  • Student Capstone Projects Celebrated

    On Friday (April 29), 39 graduating BA, BFA, and MFA students from the Visual and Media Arts Department showcased their capstone projects on campus at the Huret & Spector Gallery and the Bright Family Screening Room. 

  • 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. 

  • Wright '10 produces Morton Downey Jr. doc

    Graham Wright '10 stopped by Emerson for the Boston premiere of Evocateur: the Morton Downey Jr. Movie, for which he worked as a producer. The documentary follows the career rise and fall of the "trash television" pioneer.

  • Engagement Game Lab featured on Salem Patch

    Emerson’s Engagement Game Lab, headed up by VMA Assistant Professor Eric Gordon, launches "What's the Point?" on January 28.

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