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.

  • Eric Schaefer

    Emerson to take part in cinema and media studies conference

    Emerson College will play an integral role in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ (SCMS) annual conference being held at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel March 21–25.

  • Lee Pelton, Jackie Liebergott, and Henry Winkler at LA groundbreaking

    Emerson breaks ground in Los Angeles

    Emerson broke ground today on the College’s new facility in Los Angeles with much fanfare.

  • Emmanuel Paraschos

    Media Ethics moves online

    Media Ethics, a nonprofit publication started by Emerson faculty and sponsored by the College since its inception, recently converted to a solely online format.

  • Iranian-made film "A Separation" wins an Oscar

    VMA Assistant Professor Hassan Ildari talks about the significance of the 2012 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film on The World – a national radio program from BBC, PRI, and WGBH.

  • Emerson reporters at Oscars

    And the 2012 Oscar winners are…

    The Emerson community came together Sunday night both online and off to celebrate the 84th Annual Academy Awards and the Emersonians who were a part of it.

  • Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl

    Web series creators tout power of the web

    The creators and star of the hit web series Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl Tracy Oliver and Issa Rae were at the Bright Family Screening Room February 14 to screen their show and to discuss their careers, filmmaking on the web, and the portrayal of black women in contemporary media.

  • 10,000 Trees

    Student films selected for Emerson Film Festival in LA

    Seven Emerson student filmmakers will screen their work at the 12th Annual Emerson Film Festival (EFF) on Thursday, March 8, at the Writer’s Guild Theater, in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Students learn the art of curating

    What is contemporary art? That is the question explored by Emerson College students in a Visual and Media Arts class aptly named What Is Contemporary Art? During the semester, students learn the craft of curating a public, contemporary art exhibit.

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