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.

  • Film student gracing Oscar stage

    An Emerson student filmmaker will be on stage at the Academy Awards this Sunday, February 24, after beating out more than 1,000 other college students who vied for the honor in a video contest.

  • Academy-Award-winning production designer visits Emerson College

    Academy Award–winning production designer Brigitte Broch talked to Emerson students this week about what goes into production design and her experience with big-name directors.

  • The Ghost of Bruce Conner

    Internationally recognized for his work as a filmmaker, sculptor, photographer, artist, and musician, American artist Bruce Conner is considered one of the founding fathers of the independent film movement.

  • Dramatic readings of MLK speeches

    Students, faculty, and staff celebrated the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with dramatic readings of his legendary speeches in the Little Building Dining Hall on January 21.

  • Student wins game developer award

    A Visual and Media Arts student recently won a gold medal at the national Game Developers' Conference in San Francisco.

  • Dexter writer speaks with students

    Writer and producer for the hit show Dexter and Dorchester native Clyde Phillips talked to Emerson students April 19 about his experiences on the show, and about how they can get “a toe in the door" of the TV writing industry.

  • Professor Marc Fields featured in the Boston Globe

    VMA Professor Marc Fields was featured in the Boston Globe cover story “Strings Attached” in which he talks about his nearly finished, nine-year film project on the history of the banjo.

  • Students learn Anita Hill story

    Students born after the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas scandal of 1991 learned about the true impact of the event March 18 during a screening and discussion of Anita: Speaking Truth to Power with Liz Walker and Gloria White-Hammond.

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