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.

  • Rising director on campus

    Rising film director Julian Higgins '08 is returning to Emerson October 10 after one of his films was selected by famed filmmaker Ron Howard to screen at a film festival.

  • Recent grads screen films at Emerson Film Fest

    Six Emerson recent grads and one current student screened films they created while attending the College during the 12th Annual Emerson Film Festival at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California last week.

  • Emerson Engagement Lab featured in The Salem News

    “What’s the Point?,” a social-media based video game designed by Emerson College’s Engagement Lab, headed up by VMA Assistant Professor Eric Gordon, to help city planners gather feedback on Salem’s Point neighborhood, launched January 28, The Salem News reported yesterday.

  • A Chat with Megamind Screenwriters

    Peeking out of one office window on the the DreamWorks studio lot is a cardboard cutout of the villain everyone’s talking about—the distinct blue head of Megamind.

  • 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.

  • Students receive grant from the Tribeca Film Institute

    Elaine McMillion, MFA ’13, and Jeff Soyk, MFA ’13, have received a grant from the Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the Ford Foundation for their thesis project Hollow. 

  • Ko '15 back to Emerson after Oscars

      After living it up among the glitz and glamour of Hollywood the past several days—capped with being onstage at the 85th annual Academy Awards—Hearin Ko ’15 has already boarded a plane and will be back in class February 26.

  • The King's Speech to Be Screened, Discussed on Campus

    The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Emerson faculty from several disciplines, who will address the “art and science of speech therapy” on Thursday, March 3.

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