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.

  • Bul Dau

    Sudan survivor talks to students

    Sudan civil war survivor John Bul Dau held a question-and-answer session February 5 at the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • Emerson Engagement Lab featured in The Salem News

    “What’s the Point?,” a social-media based video game designed by Emerson College’s Engagement Lab, headed up by VMA Assistant Professor Eric Gordon, to help city planners gather feedback on Salem’s Point neighborhood, launched January 28, The Salem News reported yesterday.

  • Gianvito's film premieres in U.S., at MoMA

    Following international premieres in Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, Denmark, Portugal, Austria and Croatia, VMA Professor John Gianvito’s film Far From Afghanistan will premiere in the U.S. at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York at the Museum’s annual Documentary Fortnight, February 15 through March 4, 2013.

  • David Shawl

    'Burning Man' comes alive

    A new, short film by David Shawl '07 on the 2012 Burning Man event shows how artists create massive structures only to be burned to a crisp when the event is over.

  • Freeman '14 featured on ABC News

    Visual and Media Arts student Alex Freeman was featured in an ABC News story about an ex-madam who runs a brothel for the disabled.

  • eric gordon emerson college engagment game lab

    Community planning game launches in two cities

    The Engagement Game Lab at Emerson has its sights set on Philadelphia and Salem, Mass., debuting online community planning games that let residents contribute ideas to shape the future of their neighborhoods.

  • Screenplay instructor gets Oscar nomination

    Hollywood screenwriter David Magee, who is teaching a class at Emerson this semester, has been nominated for an Academy Award.

  • Eric Gordon

    Engagement Game Lab featured on Salem Patch

    Emerson’s Engagement Game Lab, headed up by VMA Assistant Professor Eric Gordon, launches "What's the Point?" on January 28.


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