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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.

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    Emerson LA grand opening set

    A week-long series of events—starting with a ticketed gala with several high-profile guests on Saturday, March 8—will celebrate the grand opening of Emerson College Los Angeles.

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    McCarry works, lectures in China

    Charles E. McCarry, production designer-in-residence in the Visual and Media Arts Department, spent much of the fall and winter in Shanghai, China, where he provided production design for a Taiwanese producer.

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    Salzburg Academy open to Emerson students

    The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, held this summer in Austria, is seeking accepting applications from Emerson students.

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    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.

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    Art and Healing explores cancer survival

    There was a strong turnout February 8 for the Art and Healing event at Cabaret, which featured photographic exhibits honoring people afflicted with cancer, inspirational musical performances, and personal stories.

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    LaFleur, MFA '14, obtains development grant

    Liss LaFleur, MFA '14, was recently one of five graduate students nationwide awarded the College Art Association's Professional Development Fellowship.

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    Alumna talks to the Boston Globe about 'American Idiot'

    Recent graduate Mariah MacFarlane is in the touring production of "American Idiot," playing the role of Heather.    

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    TV writer excited for Emerson LA

    Television writing consultant and part-time faculty member Debra Epstein already sees the benefits of her students living and workting at the new Emerson College Los Angeles.

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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.