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.

  • Elaine McMillion and motorcyclist

    VMA students bring home awards

    Two Visual and Media Arts students were honored in October at two separate film festivals, one for a screenplay pitch, and one for a documentary film.

  • Diane Lake

    Writing for musical course featured in Globe

    Writing for the Film Musical, a new course taught and created by Emerson Visual and Media Arts Assistant Professor Diane Lake and Berklee College Professor Michael Wartosky, was featured in a Boston Globe front-page article.

  • Robert Todd

    Todd awarded $15k grant

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Robert Todd was one of six local artists recently awarded a Brother Thomas Fellowship from the Boston Foundation. The award is a $15,000, no-strings-attached grant given to accomplished artists.

  • Eric Gordon

    Gordon's online tool used by Boston Public Schools

    Boston Public Schools (BPS) has adopted Community PlanIt, a web-based social network created by Emerson Associate Professor of Visual Media Arts Eric Gordon that turns community planning into a game.

  • Tesha Kondrat and Adam Reed

    Student writes for hit FX show

    Tesha Kondrat landed a dream job this summer: assistant to a writer on the hit FX animated comedy Archer.

  • President Pelton and Megan Sleeper '02

    Film celebrates the spirit of service post-9/11

    Alumna Megan Sleeper and her team visited Emerson to screen their film about the spirit of service and unity that came about in the wake of 9/11.

  • Emerson seal

    Move-in day highlighted in the Boston Globe

    The Boston Globe celebrated Emerson's unique move-in day with a photo of incoming VMA student Juliet Bournigal dressed as Wonder Woman on her first day on campus.

  • Cape Wind protesters

    VMA Alum's Film Selected to Screen by Film Society

    Filmmaker Robbie Gemmel ’03 spent the last four years shooting, directing, and producing a documentary film called Cape Spin on the controversial Cape Wind project planned for Nantucket Sound.

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