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.

  • 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.

  • Academy-Award-winning production designer visits Emerson College

    Academy Award–winning production designer Brigitte Broch talked to Emerson students this week about what goes into production design and her experience with big-name directors.

  • 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.

  • Deadliest Catch editor, audio recorder describe challenges

    Staff from Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-winning show Deadliest Catch spoke to students and faculty on Thursday about the work that goes into reality TV and what it takes to break into the competitive TV industry.

  • Emersonians honored by Caucus

    Emerson Trustee, executive-artist-in-residence, and alumnus Kevin Bright ’76 and recent graduate Matthew Hashiguchi (MFA ’11) were among those honored at the 29th Annual Caucus for Producers, Writers, and Directors Awards Dinner in Beverly Hills Sunday night.

  • Regge Life

    VMA filmmaker examines Haiti in earthquake aftermath

    Theodore “Regge” Life, an independent producer and director of award-winning documentaries about peoples’ cultural experiences in countries such as Japan and Africa, is Emerson’s newest distinguished director-in-residence in Visual and Media Arts.

  • Denis Leary

    Leary shares insights with students

    Acclaimed actor, writer, and comedian Denis Leary ’79 was on campus this week to talk to students about his time at Emerson and his career, and to give advice on “making it” in the entertainment industry. The star and co-creator of Rescue Me spoke to about 170 students packed into the Bright Family Screening Room.

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