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.

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    'Documented' prompts immigration talk

    A passionate panel discussion about immigration took place September 30 after the screening of Documented as part of the Bright Lights Series. 

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    TIME LAPSE VIDEOS: Watch 2 murals get created

    The Office of the Arts has compiled two time lapse videos showing the recent creation of murals made by artists at Emerson.

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    Faculty honored at appreciation event

    Faculty members whose work at Emerson has spanned four decades were honored at the Bordy Theater on October 1 for the first annual Faculty Appreciation Event, organized by The Spirit of Emerson and the Office of Academic Affairs.

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    'Kill the Messenger' director talks with students

    Emerson students who attended the special advanced screening of Kill the Messenger also were treated to a discussion with its well known director, Michael Cuesta, on September 29.

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    Alumni Sundance-winning pirate film premieres

    Fishing Without Nets, a new feature film created by Emerson alumni about Somali pirates that won the Directing Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, permieres in Los Angeles September 26-27.

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    New faculty's film in large Chinese festival

    New faculty member Weiko Lin is in China this week to represent his film at the Hundred Flowers Film Festival and Golden Rooster Awards, which he described as “China’s version of the Oscars.”

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    Reenergized Emerson LA Film Festival Oct. 10-11

    The reenergized Emerson Los Angeles Film Festival will unite students, faculty, and alumni October 10–11 with a mix of screenings and workshops that pay tribute to a wide breadth of student and alumni work and include insights from industry leaders.

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    Class of 2018 features authors, dancers, activists

    Emerson’s Class of 2018 is a success story in the making—SAT scores, grade point averages, and diversity are all up—but some students are also published authors, successful entertainers, and social justice activists.

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