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.

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    VMA faculty films featured in festival

    Emerson College will host the finale of the 31st Black Maria Film Festival, which will feature works by three Visual and Media Arts faculty, on Thursday, November 8, at 8:00 pm in the Bright Family Screening Room. 

  • Hristos Karakepelis

    Raw Material Offers Strong Message

    A 90-minute documentary that explores some of the shantytowns resting just outside Athens, Greece, was screened last week at the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • Alumni's film featured in Asian American film fest

    Model Minority will be screened at the Bright Family Screening Room on Saturday, October 27, at 4:00 pm as part of the Boston Asian American Film Festival.

  • Jim Lane

    Lane praises McElwee's new documentary

    Jim Lane, executive director of the Los Angeles internship program, was on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday.

  • The Engagement Game Lab team

    Gaming for Good

    The Engagement Game Lab team develops games that engage people in a meaningful way online—whether they are focused on civic engagement, city planning, and/or collaborative storytelling.

  • Senior Comedy Writing and Performance major Quinn Marcus

    Marcus and "Quinnterviews" featured in Boston Globe article

    Senior Comedy Writing and Performance major Quinn Marcus talks about “Quinnterviews,” the comedy show she created that airs on MTV’s 24-hour show for college students, mtvU.

  • Clear History

    VMA class visits set of Larry David movie

    Nine students from Visual and Media Arts Professor and Chair Jonathan Wacks’s class “Directing the Feature Film” recently visited the set of Larry David’s HBO movie Clear History.

  • Give me the Banjo

    Banjo is subject of popular, new documentary

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Marc Fields’s documentary Give Me the Banjo, which was originally aired nationally on PBS, will be screened at five festivals this month.

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