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.

  • Alex Clark '16

    Fraternity president joins Emerson STANDS

    Alex Clark '16, president of Phi Alpha Tau, has joined Emerson STANDS and implores college men to actively engage in dialogue and prevention of power-based interpersonal violence, which includes sexual assault.

  • Flora Charner

    2015 Alumni Weekend honorees announced

    On May 30, Emerson College will honor five distinguished alumni during the school’s Alumni Weekend festivities. President Lee Pelton will present the awards to the honorees.  This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are film executive Pamela Abdy '95; Boston Children’s Museum CEO Carole Charnow '79; Mike Gonzalez '83, senior fellow of The Heritage Foundation; Bethany Nelson '82, Performing Arts faculty member. Journalist Flora Charner '04 will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

  • EVVYs

    2014 EVVYs win College TV Award

    The Emerson students behind last year’s EVVY Awards have won a College Television Award in the category of Alternative/Variety from the Emmys Foundation.

  • Gold Key

    53 students inducted into Gold Key Society

    Fifty-three students, along with faculty members Tulasi Srinivas, Aaron B. Daniels, and Mary Kovaleski Byrnes, were honored during the Gold Key Honor Society ceremony on April 27 at the Semel Theater.

  • Emerson seal

    Emerson releases Community PlanIt results

    Emerson College officials have released a summary of results from Community PlanIt: Emerson UnCommon, the virtual game played by nearly 1,000 Emerson community members last fall that is helping the College in strategic planning.

  • Zaidan

    Gaming is core of Zaidan's classes

    Sarah Zaidan, who recently joined Emerson as an assistant professor, teaches several classes on video game design in the Visual and Media Arts Department.

  • Reel Life Experiences

    Packed crowd for Reel Life Experiences

    The Bright Family Screening Room of the Paramount Center on April 25 was packed with attendees of The Reel Life Experience, a red carpet reception event that featured live performances before an advanced screening and discussion of Dope, the new film executive produced by Sean Combs and Pharell Williams.

  • veterans

    Challenges of student veterans discussed

    Emerson typically has between 7 and 10 students per year who are military veterans, but that number could very well grow. Nate Magunski, assistant director of retention and student success at Emerson, said that over the next decade, the number of college student veterans in the United States is expected to increase from 800,000 to 1.4 million as the nation continues to remain in active missions overseas.

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