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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.

  • Ayad Akhtar

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is in residence

    Emerson College will welcome actor, author, screenwriter, and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Ayad Akhtar on campus as senior artist-in-residence for the month of March.

  • Sheehan

    Emerson Channel launches in LA

    Given that the Emerson Channel has launched television careers for years, it only makes sense that the campus TV station has a presence in Hollywood at the new Emerson College Los Angeles.

  • Granik

    Filmmaker Granik talks to students

    Debra Granik, an Academy Award-nominated director from Cambridge, stopped by the Bright Family Screening Room on February 26 for a discussion and screening of Stray Dog.

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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.

  • McCarry

    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.

  • Salzburg

    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.

  • Pro Arts

    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.

  • Tocci

    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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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.