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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    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.”

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    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. 

  • Adam Ezra

    Local Artists Love WERS Live Music Week

    It’s Live Music Week at Emerson’s FM radio station and local musicians will be hauling their equipment in and out of the studios all week.

  • IMAGINE That: Tim Riley Presents John Lennon Biopic Nowhere Boy

    John Lennon would have been 70 this Saturday, October 9. It’s been 30 years since he was killed in New York City at the age of 40, but his prolific body of work still appeals to wide audiences today.

  • Bruce Conner Artwork

    The Ghost of Bruce Conner

    Internationally recognized for his work as a filmmaker, sculptor, photographer, artist, and musician, American artist Bruce Conner is considered one of the founding fathers of the independent film movement.

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