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.

  • Give me the Banjo

    Banjo is subject of popular, new documentary

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Marc Fields’s documentary Give Me the Banjo, which was originally aired nationally on PBS, will be screened at five festivals this month.

  • Jordan Salvatoriello

    Plight of Kenyan schoolgirls becomes film

    If there is one thing that can be said about Jordan Salvatoriello, MFA ’12, creator of the award-winning documentary Graceland Girls, it is that she is not willing to settle. 

  • Visual & Media Arts

    Emerson alumni featured in "Bright Lights" film series

    Nine films by Emersonians are part of the “Bright Lights” Screening Series, which screens every Tuesday and Thursday in the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • American Autumn

    Documentary about Occupy movement screened

    VMA screening series “Bright Lights” kicked off a new year this past Tuesday with American Autumn, a comprehensive documentary covering the Occupy movement from its beginnings to what the future holds.

  • Student Faculty Showcase

    Showcase features the best of Emerson

    Students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Paramount Center on September 17 to preview Emerson’s latest and greatest material. 

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    Emerson welcomes new 2012 faculty

    Several academic departments have welcomed new full-time faculty members for the 2012–2013 academic year.

  • Tribeca Film Institue

    Students receive grant from the Tribeca Film Institute

    Elaine McMillion, MFA ’13, and Jeff Soyk, MFA ’13, have received a grant from the Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the Ford Foundation for their thesis project Hollow. 

  • Tom Wener

    Werner to speak at Emerson about TV career

    Creator of hit television shows like The Cosby Show, Roseanne, and That 70s Show, and Chairman of the Boston Red Sox Tom Werner will visit Emerson on September 10 to speak to the Emerson community about his career in television.

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