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.

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    7 students attending Cannes Film Festival

    Seven Visual and Media Arts students will attend the famed Cannes Film Festival in France May 14–25 while a total of 10 student and alumni films will be shown at the festival’s Short Film Corner. 

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    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.

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    1st Spirit of Emerson Awards presented

    The 2014 Spirit of Emerson Awards were given April 22 to two groups who exemplified the College spirit.

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    Screenwriter, novelist Yglesias shares knowledge

    Accomplished screenwriter and novelist Rafael Yglesias, who is serving as Emerson’s Semel Screenwriting Chair, led a discussion in the Bright Family Screening Room on April 17.

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    Alumni-produced film in Boston Globe

    Boston connections were highlighted as production wraps on feature film The Grief of Others.

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    Associated Press awards swept again by Emerson

    Emerson student media outlets have swept the Associate Press Student Journalism Awards, winning 19 out of 24 this month.

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    Moldova unemployment focus of civic game

    Emerson’s Engagement Game Lab has collaborated with the United Nations Development Programme to launch an online civic engagement game for teenagers and young adults in the eastern European nation of Moldova. 

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    Emerson reflects on marathon attacks

    Emerson College was one of several communities to pause and remember on the Boston Marathon bombings at the one-year anniversary on April 15—showing student films and hosting conversations reflecting on the attack.

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