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.

  • Robin Thicke

    MTV, celebrities are Boston Strong

    The Emerson students who created the iconic Boston Strong T-shirts are shocked to be serenaded with support from celebrities and MTV.

  • Life

    Japan Cuts screens Life's tsunami film

    Distinguished Director-In-Residence Theodore "Regge" Life's documentary about the first confirmed American fatality in the 2011 Japanese tsunami was featured last month at the Japan Cuts film festival, hosted by The Japan Society in New York.

  • Life talks to Boston Globe about new play

    Distinguished-Director-in-Residence Theodore “Regge” Life is directing a new play that will be staged in a barbershop in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Each performance can accommodate 50 audience members.

  • Eric Gordon

    Engagement Game Lab featured in Boston Globe

    Led by Associate Professor Eric Gordon, Emerson’s Engagement Media Lab (EGL) is recognized for its unique use of gaming to promote change, raise awareness, and encourage community engagement.

  • Tim Riley

    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.

  • Ben Whalen

    Intern's TV skills uplift sick children

    Benjamin Whalen '15 is an intern at Seacrest Studios at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where young patients participate in live TV shows.

  • Student photos selected by New York Times

    Juniors Elliot Barnes' and Mika Nakano's photos were chosen to be featured online and in print.

  • Larry David, Kevin Bright

    Hollywood insiders at Emerson LA kick-off

    Alumni and Hollywood industry leaders attended the July 27 kick-off of The Future Has Your Name On It!, the campaign for Emerson College Los Angeles, at the home of Founding Director Kevin Bright '76, former producer of Friends.

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