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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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    Students attend Cannes Film Festival

    Several Emerson students and one staff member have traveled to France to take part in the Cannes Film Festival through a program called Creative Minds in Cannes.

  • David Gregory

    Gregory tells grads to learn resilience

    More than 1,000 degrees were conferred at Emerson’s 132nd Commencement exercises, held May 15 at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston.

  • Students to speak at Commencement

    Emerson has named a Writing for Film and Television major and a Journalism student with experience reporting in Pakistan as the student speakers for the College’s 132nd undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies.

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    VMA faculty Shipps to retire

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Stephen Shipps is retiring this year after more than 40 years of service to Emerson College.

  • New photo exhibit celebrates Portuguese music

    On Wednesday, May 16, in collaboration with the Boston Portuguese Festival and the Consulate General of Portugal, Emerson College’s School of the Arts will open a new exhibition titled Fado Vadio

  • 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.

  • Ten VMA students score in national writing contests

    Seven Emerson students and one recent graduate have won top prizes or scored as finalists in five national writing contests for TV scripts and short film scripts. Two others placed as semi-finalists.

  • Associate Professor John Gianvito

    Filmmaker Gianvito honored with retrospective

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor John Gianvito was honored by Cahiers du Cinéma, an influential French film magazine, with a retrospective article that highlights his American political documentaries.

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Emerson College students at Cannes Film Festival

Emerson Students Cannes Blog

Emerson students will be chronicling their experiences at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Read about their trip to the most prestigious film festival in the world.

Read the Lions in Cannes Blog »

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