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.

  • Lending Their Voices, Honing Their Skills

    In a new program established by the Office of Communications and Marketing, Emerson students are writing press releases, covering news stories, producing videos, designing publications, and creating social media campaigns.

  • 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.

  • Ten VMA students score in national writing contests

    Seven Emerson students and one recent graduate have won top prizes or scored as finalists in five national writing contests for TV scripts and short film scripts. Two others placed as semi-finalists.

  • 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.

  • Doug Herzog '81 Honored by The Help Group

    Doug Herzog ’81, President of MTV Networks Entertainment Group and creator of Comedy Central, received The Help Humanitarian Award at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

  • 'Escapement' in Roxbury Film Festival

    Escapement, a short film by Emersonians that weaves jazz themes into a heartfelt generational story of African American men, will be part of the Roxbury International Film Festival June 25-29.

  • Plight of Kenyan schoolgirls becomes film

    If there is one thing that can be said about Jordan Salvatoriello, MFA ’12, creator of the award-winning documentary Graceland Girls, it is that she is not willing to settle. 

  • Gerodimos works with Engagement Lab

    Roman Gerodimos, lecturer in global current affairs at Bournemouth University, is taking sabbatical at Emerson through January to guest lecture and help develop programs with the Engagement Game Lab.

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