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.

  • Class creates games for social change

    Students in Associate Professor Eric Gordon's class that develops games for social change held an open house April 25 at the Engagement Game Lab to test and demonstrate their creations with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Students receive grant from the Tribeca Film Institute

    Elaine McMillion, MFA ’13, and Jeff Soyk, MFA ’13, have received a grant from the Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the Ford Foundation for their thesis project Hollow. 

  • New full-time faculty welcomed

    Emerson is welcoming 15 new full-time faculty members across various departments to begin the 2013-14 academic year. “These new faculty members are experts in their fields and will be an integral part of Emerson’s future,” said Michaele Whelan, chief academic officer.

  • The King's Speech to Be Screened, Discussed on Campus

    The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Emerson faculty from several disciplines, who will address the “art and science of speech therapy” on Thursday, March 3.

  • Alum's 'Nightmare' film awarded at Fantasia

    A recent graduate's thesis project — a horror-gothic film about monsters who cook up nightmares — received a recent award at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

  • Students score at Austin screenwriting fest

    A record number of Emerson College students rubbed shoulders with Hollywood bigwigs and some were named finalists at this year’s Austin Film Festival Screenwriter Conference, held October 18 to 21.

  • Di Bona '66 talks TV, film with students

    Emerson Trustee Vin Di Bona '66, executive producer of America's Funniest Home Videos, held a conversation with students October 23.

  • Liebergott tribute: praise, laughter, and happy tears

    The Paramount Theatre was packed April 21 for a tribute to President Jacqueline Liebergott, who is approaching the end of her tenure as president of the College. 

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