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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.

  • Banjo players

    Fields' documentary on the banjo to air Friday

    The national broadcast premiere of Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Marc Fields’s documentary Give Me the Banjo will air Friday (November 4) at 9:00 pm on PBS. It will be shown as part of a new series called PBS Arts Fall Festival.

  • Elaine McMillion and motorcyclist

    VMA students bring home awards

    Two Visual and Media Arts students were honored in October at two separate film festivals, one for a screenplay pitch, and one for a documentary film.

  • Diane Lake

    Writing for musical course featured in Globe

    Writing for the Film Musical, a new course taught and created by Emerson Visual and Media Arts Assistant Professor Diane Lake and Berklee College Professor Michael Wartosky, was featured in a Boston Globe front-page article.

  • Robert Todd

    Todd awarded $15k grant

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Robert Todd was one of six local artists recently awarded a Brother Thomas Fellowship from the Boston Foundation. The award is a $15,000, no-strings-attached grant given to accomplished artists.

  • Eric Gordon

    Gordon's online tool used by Boston Public Schools

    Boston Public Schools (BPS) has adopted Community PlanIt, a web-based social network created by Emerson Associate Professor of Visual Media Arts Eric Gordon that turns community planning into a game.

  • Tesha Kondrat and Adam Reed

    Student writes for hit FX show

    Tesha Kondrat landed a dream job this summer: assistant to a writer on the hit FX animated comedy Archer.

  • President Pelton and Megan Sleeper '02

    Film celebrates the spirit of service post-9/11

    Alumna Megan Sleeper and her team visited Emerson to screen their film about the spirit of service and unity that came about in the wake of 9/11.

  • Emerson seal

    Move-in day highlighted in the Boston Globe

    The Boston Globe celebrated Emerson's unique move-in day with a photo of incoming VMA student Juliet Bournigal dressed as Wonder Woman on her first day on campus.

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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.