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.

  • still photo from film facing the enemy

    US-Iran hostage crisis of 1981 explored in film

    On January 20, 1981, 52 American hostages held by the ruling Islamic theocracy of Iran for 444 days at the American Embassy in Tehran were set free. 

  • Jay Leno and Rex Trailer

    Rex Trailer - Massachusetts Cowboy

    Which member of the Emerson College community has gained the attention and admiration of entertainer Jay Leno, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, and political humorist Jimmy Tingle? 

  • Cannes Film Festival Logo

    Creative Minds at Cannes selects Emersonians

    Thousands of film festivals take place annually across the globe, but few are more venerated than Cannes, the film showcase and competition that occurs in the south of France each spring.

  • Jim Finn

    Finn's film lauded by Village Voice

    Visual and Media Arts lecturer and filmmaker Jim Finn was recently recognized by The Village Voice columnist Jim Hoberman for producing one of the top 10 best films of 2010.

  • Steven Samuels addresses a full house at a screening and discussion

    Panel examines The King's Speech via multiple perspectives

    Emerson faculty members from several disciplines were part of a panel discussion about The King’s Speech before a full house at the Bright Family Screening Room on March 3.

  • Emerson students working the Oscars

    And the Oscar winners are...

    “The Oscars are Emerson’s Super Bowl!” tweeted one Emersonian during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

  • Journalism students interview Tom Sherak, president of the Academy

    Emersonians are all over the Oscars

    Oscar excitement is building at Emerson College. From alumni and faculty involved with nominated films to student journalists reporting from the red carpet, numerous Emersonians boast close connections to the 2011 Academy Awards.

  • Joe Ketner

    Gallery shines a light on avant-garde artist-filmmaker Tambellini

    The name Aldo Tambellini may not be as familiar in the art and filmmaking worlds as it once was, but the curator of Emerson’s Huret & Spector Gallery is betting on a renaissance.


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