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.

  • Richard LaGravenese

    Emerson and Writers Guild of America partner

    Five Emerson College students have been selected for a Mentoring Program with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) Foundation for screenwriting, television writing, and playwriting.

  • Emerson College Los Angeles (ECLA) academic center.

    Emerson College Los Angeles moving forward

    In a letter to the Emerson community, President Lee Pelton and Board of Trustees Chair Jeffrey Greenhawt announced that the College is moving forward with the construction of the Emerson College Los Angeles (ECLA) academic center.

  • Todd Strauss-Schulson

    Alumnus directs feature film

    Less than a decade after his graduation from Emerson, Todd Strauss-Schulson '03 has directed his first feature film, A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. He collaborated with several other Emersonians on the film.

  • Banjo players

    Fields' documentary on the banjo to air Friday

    The national broadcast premiere of Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Marc Fields’s documentary Give Me the Banjo will air Friday (November 4) at 9:00 pm on PBS. It will be shown as part of a new series called PBS Arts Fall Festival.

  • 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.

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