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.

  • Summer becomes global education

    Several faculty members traveled abroad this summer, turning their summer breaks into educational experiences that will enhance their classroom teaching at Emerson.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • NESN airs students' Fenway documentary

    Four Emerson students produced Brick by Brick: Stories of Fenway Park, which is airing on NESN.

  • Screenplay instructor gets Oscar nomination

    Hollywood screenwriter David Magee, who is teaching a class at Emerson this semester, has been nominated for an Academy Award.

  • Game Lab launches online journal

    Two graduate students in the Engagement Game Lab have launched an online journal called Level 257, which explores games and play through scholarly essays, documentaries, and traditional video games.


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