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.

  • Ilana Berzon, Elaine McMillion, Rheanna Bellomo

    Lending Their Voices, Honing Their Skills

    In a new program established by the Office of Communications and Marketing, Emerson students are writing press releases, covering news stories, producing videos, designing publications, and creating social media campaigns.

  • Nathan Firn

    Emerson Junior Scores Big with the National Association of Broadcasters

    One hundred twenty students across the United States entered last spring’s National Association of Broadcasters’ Freedom of Speech PSA contest. But only Nathan Firn ’12 came out on top.

  • M. Lee Pelton

    M. Lee Pelton named 12th President of Emerson College

    M. Lee Pelton, president of Willamette University and a former dean at Colgate University and Dartmouth College, will assume office July 1, 2011.

  • Rex Trailer

    Boomtown is Golden

    Boomtown Gold a documentary by Michael Bavaro about TV legend and Emerson Visual and Media Arts instructor Rex Trailer, aired on WGBH on August 26.

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    Gordon Awarded Knight Foundation Grant

    Emerson Visual and Media Arts Assistant Professor Eric Gordon has been awarded a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for his project Community PlanIt, a mobile role-playing game combined with social software.

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    New Faculty Members Bring a Wealth of Experience to Emerson

    What do a Guggenheim fellow, a Kant philosopher, a former staff writer for the New York Times, the screenwriter for Gangs of New York, and a Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholar have in common? They are all joining the Emerson faculty this fall.

  • Jay Cocks

    Globe notes Emerson’s New Chair in Screenwriting

    Two-time Oscar nominee Jay Cocks will be teaching a weekly seminar at Emerson this fall. Cocks’s screenplays include Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence and Gangs of New York. 

  • Kevin Bright

    Kevin Bright honored by Boston Jewish Film Festival

    This year’s Boston Jewish Film Festival fall fundraiser is being called a “Friendsational Celebration” in honor of Emerson alumnus and Executive Artist-in-Residence Kevin Bright ’76.

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