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.

  • Professor Marc Fields featured in the Boston Globe

    VMA Professor Marc Fields was featured in the Boston Globe cover story “Strings Attached” in which he talks about his nearly finished, nine-year film project on the history of the banjo.

  • Emerson LA: A media hub

    At the new Emerson College Los Angeles, which opens January 12, students will find state-of-the-art spaces with cutting-edge technology for everything from theater practice to audio and visual production and live video lectures.

  • 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.

  • Lee, Luyster get Whiting fellowships

    The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation has granted fellowships to two Emerson assistant professors: Rhiannon Luyster of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and De-nin Lee of Visual and Media Arts.

  • Creative Minds at Cannes selects Emersonians

    Thousands of film festivals take place annually across the globe, but few are more venerated than Cannes, the film showcase and competition that occurs in the south of France each spring.

  • ProArts receives $140k grant from Barr Foundation

    ProArts Consortium and member institution Emerson College announced February 12 a $140,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to support strategic planning, building upon existing programs, and development of new initiatives.

  • Stearns Award boosts faculty projects

    Two assistant professors were honored November 19 at the Norman and Irma Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award Luncheon.

  • 19 faculty in Inclusive Excellence fellowship

    Nineteen faculty members participated in the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows program to develop methods to address issues of diversity that arise in educational settings.

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