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.

  • Gabriel Urbonaite

    Urbonaite ’16 gets Princess Grace film grant

    Gabriele Urbonaite ’16 is headed to New York City later this month to accept a monetary award from the Princess Grace Foundation that will be used toward post-production work of her BFA film, Back, which was filmed in Urbonaite’s native Lithuania this summer.

  • Bright Lights 2015-16

    Bright Lights Film Series begins 2015-16 season

    On Tuesday, September 8, Emerson College’s Visual and Media Arts Department kicks off its Bright Lights Series—free film screenings open to the public. This year, the series is using a new rating system to highlight films directed by a woman or person of color; films with a strong female-centric story; social justice films; or comedies.

  • Volcovich and Simonetti

    Two VMA students film documentary in Brazil

    Gabriel Volcovich ’16 and Tony Simonetti ’16 traveled to Brazil in August to film a documentary about Jose Moreira, a Boston man who left his native rural Brazilian village two decades ago to become a marathon runner.

  • Spencer Shannon

    Media literacy focus of Salzburg Academy

    Six Emerson students and two faculty members participated in the three-week Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change in Austria this summer.

  • John Craig Freeman

    Freeman's augmented reality on Science Friday

    Professor John Craig Freeman of Visual and Media Arts was featured August 21 on Science Friday, a website and online radio show, about his innovative augmented reality project at Emerson College Los Angeles in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

  • Kasteel Well 2015 summer group photo

    Clemens '17 wishes Netherlands Castle stay was longer

    Daniel Clemens ’17 spent five weeks in the Netherlands at Emerson’s Kasteel Well this summer and says his only regret was not extending his stay.

  • Charlie Brewer '17 with Jim Lane

    Brewer '17 sees Prague film opportunities

    A passionate filmmaker, Charlie Brewer ’17 says her study abroad experience in Prague, Czech Republic, this summer has her considering the city as a launching point for her career.

  • Juan Sebastian Hernandez '16

    Hernandez '16 gets rich film learning in Prague

    A Los Angeles native, Juan Sebastian Hernandez ’16 doesn’t need to go far to learn about the film industry. But the Visual and Media Arts major has longed to study abroad and jumped at the chance to attend Emerson’s Prague Summer Film Program this summer.