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.

  • The Engagement Game Lab team

    Gaming for Good

    The Engagement Game Lab team develops games that engage people in a meaningful way online—whether they are focused on civic engagement, city planning, and/or collaborative storytelling.

  • Clear History

    VMA class visits set of Larry David movie

    Nine students from Visual and Media Arts Professor and Chair Jonathan Wacks’s class “Directing the Feature Film” recently visited the set of Larry David’s HBO movie Clear History.

  • Give me the Banjo

    Banjo is subject of popular, new documentary

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Marc Fields’s documentary Give Me the Banjo, which was originally aired nationally on PBS, will be screened at five festivals this month.

  • Jordan Salvatoriello

    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. 

  • Visual & Media Arts

    Emerson alumni featured in "Bright Lights" film series

    Nine films by Emersonians are part of the “Bright Lights” Screening Series, which screens every Tuesday and Thursday in the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • American Autumn

    Documentary about Occupy movement screened

    VMA screening series “Bright Lights” kicked off a new year this past Tuesday with American Autumn, a comprehensive documentary covering the Occupy movement from its beginnings to what the future holds.

  • Student Faculty Showcase

    Showcase features the best of Emerson

    Students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Paramount Center on September 17 to preview Emerson’s latest and greatest material. 

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    Emerson welcomes new 2012 faculty

    Several academic departments have welcomed new full-time faculty members for the 2012–2013 academic year.

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