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.

  • Tribeca Film Institue

    Students receive grant from the Tribeca Film Institute

    Elaine McMillion, MFA ’13, and Jeff Soyk, MFA ’13, have received a grant from the Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the Ford Foundation for their thesis project Hollow. 

  • Tom Wener

    Werner to speak at Emerson about TV career

    Creator of hit television shows like The Cosby Show, Roseanne, and That 70s Show, and Chairman of the Boston Red Sox Tom Werner will visit Emerson on September 10 to speak to the Emerson community about his career in television.

  • Emerson remembers student Griffin O'Brien

    Emerson senior Griffin “Griff” O’Brien died unexpectedly on July 11, 2012. He was 22.

  • Professor Emeritus Quenzel dies

    George Quenzel, professor emeritus at Emerson College, died July 11, 2012, after a long illness.

  • Motion Picture Academy to support Emerson

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known for its annual presentation of the Academy Awards, will support Emerson’s film industry–related programs through two grants for the 2012–2013 academic year.

  • Cannes

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