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.

  • 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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    Now That's Something to Tweet About

    This summer, Emersonians are interning, working, and volunteering for a variety of businesses and organizations all across the country. More than 100 Emersonians responded, via Twitter, with what they have been up to.

  • Daniel Tobin

    Daniel Tobin appointed Interim Dean of the School of the Arts

    The Emerson College Board of Trustees has approved President Liebergott’s appointment of Daniel Tobin to the position of Interim Dean of the School of the Arts. He will begin those duties on August 1, 2010.

  • Passion Pit

    NPR's Robin Young interviews alum Michael Angelakos

    Passion Pit lead singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos ’09 recently told NPR that he began writing songs in 2007 in his Emerson dorm room.


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