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.

  • Life

    Japan Cuts screens Life's tsunami film

    Distinguished Director-In-Residence Theodore "Regge" Life's documentary about the first confirmed American fatality in the 2011 Japanese tsunami was featured last month at the Japan Cuts film festival, hosted by The Japan Society in New York.

  • Life talks to Boston Globe about new play

    Distinguished-Director-in-Residence Theodore “Regge” Life is directing a new play that will be staged in a barbershop in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Each performance can accommodate 50 audience members.

  • Robin Thicke

    MTV, celebrities are Boston Strong

    The Emerson students who created the iconic Boston Strong T-shirts are shocked to be serenaded with support from celebrities and MTV.

  • Tim Riley

    Riley pens piece on drug culture for The Atlantic

    Assistant Professor of Journalism Tim Riley delves deep into the portrayal of today's drug culture in media compared to the idealism of the ’60s and historical anti-drug campaigns.

  • Eric Gordon

    Engagement Game Lab featured in Boston Globe

    Led by Associate Professor Eric Gordon, Emerson’s Engagement Media Lab (EGL) is recognized for its unique use of gaming to promote change, raise awareness, and encourage community engagement.

  • Ben Whalen

    Intern's TV skills uplift sick children

    Benjamin Whalen '15 is an intern at Seacrest Studios at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where young patients participate in live TV shows.

  • Student photos selected by New York Times

    Juniors Elliot Barnes' and Mika Nakano's photos were chosen to be featured online and in print.

  • Knight

    Knight shares goals for VMA

    Associate Professor Brooke Knight begins his post as interim chair of the Visual and Media Arts Department on August 26.

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