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.

  • Professor Marc Fields featured in the Boston Globe

    VMA Professor Marc Fields was featured in the Boston Globe cover story “Strings Attached” in which he talks about his nearly finished, nine-year film project on the history of the banjo.

  • doug herzog

    Doug Herzog '81 Honored by The Help Group

    Doug Herzog ’81, President of MTV Networks Entertainment Group and creator of Comedy Central, received The Help Humanitarian Award at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

  • claire andrade-watkins

    Andrade-Watkins Installs Panel Dedicated to Cape Verdean History

    Emerson Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Claire Andrade-Watkins has developed a graphic panel installation on the Providence Harbor Walk at Fox Point in Providence, RI.

  • Jim Finn

    MSNBC Interviews Jim Finn

    In light of North Korea’s recent attacks on South Korea, Emerson Visual and Media Arts faculty member Jim Finn was featured on MSNBC November 27 to offer his expertise on North Korean propaganda.

  • Tom Cooper

    The Health Benefits of a Media Diet

    Twenty years ago, Cooper began experimenting with media fasts and media diets as a way to counter society’s media obsessions and addictions.

  • Daphne Valerius, MA ’06

    Filmmaker Valerius Goes to White House

    Valerius, MA ’06, was among the group of 25 influential black women invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House for a special screening of Tyler Perry’s For Colored Women.

  • Daniel Tobin

    Tobin's New Book of Poetry Lauded

    Daniel Tobin's book, Belated Heavens, features poetry on topics spanning from prehistory to modern Manhattan, and delves into themes of violence, destruction, endurance, and what it means to survive.

  • A Chat with Megamind Screenwriters

    Peeking out of one office window on the the DreamWorks studio lot is a cardboard cutout of the villain everyone’s talking about—the distinct blue head of Megamind.

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