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.

  • Burgundy

    It's official (for a day): Burgundy School of Comm.

    The pillar of journalism himself—Ron Burgundy—choked back tears at the Semel Theater on December 4 as President Lee Pelton officially renamed the School of Communication the "Ron Burgundy School of Communication" for one day.

  • LA

    In LA, 4 things to do for under $20

    Think Los Angeles is expensive? Think again. Among all the trendy restaurants, red carpets, and Kardashian sightings is a diverse culture that comes from being the second-most populous city in the country. When students arrive at the new Emerson College Los Angeles on January 12, they'll never run out of inexpensive - or free - places to explore.

  • Robinson

    Robinson '14 to learn about laughs

    With an internship at Comedy Central in New York under her belt, Stefani Robinson '14 is ready to take on Hollywood. She will be one of the first students to attend the new Emerson College Los Angeles when it opens on January 12. 

  • Hollywood sign

    5 things to know about Emerson Los Angeles

    The new Emerson College Los Angeles will open its doors in the heart of Hollywood to 130 Emerson students looking to enhance their education in the arts, entertainment, and communication fields. 

  • 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.

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