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.

  • David Magee

    Magee nominated for Oscar, featured in Boston Herald

    Visual and Media Arts faculty member and screenwriter David Magee is featured in a Boston Herald article about his Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Life of Pi. 

  • McTeigue

    McTeigue to appear at L.A. film festival

    The 13th annual Emerson Film Festival in Los Angeles is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 pm at the Harmony Gold Preview House.

  • Allen

    Students take professors to lunch

    President Lee Pelton has launched a new initiative that encourages students to take faculty members out to lunch as a way to build camaraderie.

  • Bul Dau

    Sudan survivor talks to students

    Sudan civil war survivor John Bul Dau held a question-and-answer session February 5 at the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • Emerson Engagement Lab featured in The Salem News

    “What’s the Point?,” a social-media based video game designed by Emerson College’s Engagement Lab, headed up by VMA Assistant Professor Eric Gordon, to help city planners gather feedback on Salem’s Point neighborhood, launched January 28, The Salem News reported yesterday.

  • Gianvito's film premieres in U.S., at MoMA

    Following international premieres in Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, Denmark, Portugal, Austria and Croatia, VMA Professor John Gianvito’s film Far From Afghanistan will premiere in the U.S. at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York at the Museum’s annual Documentary Fortnight, February 15 through March 4, 2013.

  • David Shawl

    'Burning Man' comes alive

    A new, short film by David Shawl '07 on the 2012 Burning Man event shows how artists create massive structures only to be burned to a crisp when the event is over.

  • eric gordon emerson college engagment game lab

    Community planning game launches in two cities

    The Engagement Game Lab at Emerson has its sights set on Philadelphia and Salem, Mass., debuting online community planning games that let residents contribute ideas to shape the future of their neighborhoods.

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