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.

  • Daniel Tobin

    Tobin's New Book of Poetry Lauded

    Daniel Tobin's book, Belated Heavens, features poetry on topics spanning from prehistory to modern Manhattan, and delves into themes of violence, destruction, endurance, and what it means to survive.

  • A Chat with Megamind Screenwriters

    Peeking out of one office window on the the DreamWorks studio lot is a cardboard cutout of the villain everyone’s talking about—the distinct blue head of Megamind.

  • The creators of Gem of the West

    A Chat with the Creators of BFA Film Gem of The West

    Rechtman and Gamache were eating lunch in Emerson’s Little Building dining hall their freshman year when they began to hatch the idea for a western that became their BFA film project.

  • animation show of shows

    Animation Showcase Stops at Emerson

    Students were recently treated to a presentation by Ron Diamond, an experienced producer in the animation film industry. Diamond presented a curated selection of his favorite 11 animated shorts of the past year in his 12th annual “Animation Show of Shows.”

  • Megamind

    Mega-hit Megamind, written by Emerson grads

    Congratulations to Alan Schoolcraft ‘95 and Brent Simons ‘97, who wrote the screenplay for the #1 movie in North America. Last weekend, DreamWorks’ Megamind scored $43.7 million at the box office.

  • Lauren Shaw

    Shaw to Return to Cambodia to Continue Work on Film

    In her film project Angkor's Children, Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Lauren Shaw follows young Cambodians through their struggles to create a fresh start and better their country’s future.

  • Grace Kaskie

    Remembering Grace Kaskie ’11

    Hundreds of family, friends, faculty, and students gathered at Emerson College on November 6 to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Grace Kaskie ’11.

  • Emerson Embraces Queer Studies

    Five Emerson faculty members conducted a panel discussion on “Queering the Academy: Diversity of Perspectives on Queer Studies at Emerson” on October 27. 

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