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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    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.

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    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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    Emerson to host University Film and Video Association conference

    Emerson College is set to play host to the University Film and Video Association’s (UFVA) 2011 Conference later this week.

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    Emerson named a top film school by Hollywood Reporter

    Emerson College’s Department of Visual and Media Arts has been named one of the world's 25 best film schools by the Hollywood Reporter.

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    Cooper talks to the Cape Cod Times

    Visual and Media Arts Professor Tom Cooper talks to the Cape Cod Times about the benefits of taking a break from media and taking stake of our individual media consumption habits.

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    Farma's film featured in Boston Globe

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    Emerson team wins big at "Sundance of video games"

    Participatory Chinatown, a video game co-created by a team from Emerson, was recently awarded Best Direct Impact Game of 2011 by the Games for Change Festival in New York City.

  • Julian Higgins

    Recent Emerson graduate wins Gold Student Academy Award

    Julian Higgins ’08 is one of 12 students in the United States selected as winners in this year’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition.


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