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.

  • Emerson Accelerator

    Students’ entrepreneurial ventures to be supported by new program

    The Emerson Accelerator is an exciting new program that is designed to support the creation of student business ventures.

  • Ayad Akhtar

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is in residence

    Emerson College will welcome actor, author, screenwriter, and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Ayad Akhtar on campus as senior artist-in-residence for the month of March.

  • Sheehan

    Emerson Channel launches in LA

    Given that the Emerson Channel has launched television careers for years, it only makes sense that the campus TV station has a presence in Hollywood at the new Emerson College Los Angeles.

  • Granik

    Filmmaker Granik talks to students

    Debra Granik, an Academy Award-nominated director from Cambridge, stopped by the Bright Family Screening Room on February 26 for a discussion and screening of Stray Dog.

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    Emerson LA grand opening set

    A week-long series of events—starting with a ticketed gala with several high-profile guests on Saturday, March 8—will celebrate the grand opening of Emerson College Los Angeles.

  • McCarry

    McCarry works, lectures in China

    Charles E. McCarry, production designer-in-residence in the Visual and Media Arts Department, spent much of the fall and winter in Shanghai, China, where he provided production design for a Taiwanese producer.

  • Salzburg

    Salzburg Academy open to Emerson students

    The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, held this summer in Austria, is seeking accepting applications from Emerson students.

  • Pro Arts

    ProArts receives $140k grant from Barr Foundation

    ProArts Consortium and member institution Emerson College announced February 12 a $140,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to support strategic planning, building upon existing programs, and development of new initiatives.

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