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.

  • By Erin Connolly ’15

    Ryder '94 credits career to Emerson LA

    Aaron Ryder '94 has produced blockbuster movies like Memento, The Prestige, and Donnie Darko. He says Emerson College Los Angeles put him on the right path early in his career.

  • Sichling

    Game Lab launches online journal

    Two graduate students in the Engagement Game Lab have launched an online journal called Level 257, which explores games and play through scholarly essays, documentaries, and traditional video games.

  • LA

    Emerson LA: A media hub

    At the new Emerson College Los Angeles, which opens January 12, students will find state-of-the-art spaces with cutting-edge technology for everything from theater practice to audio and visual production and live video lectures.

  • Finn

    Acting major excited for Emerson LA

    For Acting major Billy Finn '14, Emerson College Los Angeles has been on his radar since day one.

  • Greenwalds

    Filmmaker Green '81 shares experiences

    Academy Award-nominated producer Sarah Green '81 spoke to the Emerson community December 3 as part of Visual and Media Arts' Bright Lights series.

  • Ferrell

    Video: Will Ferrell talks to students at screening

    Actor Will Ferrell talked to some lucky Emerson students at AMC Loews Boston Common Theater who attended an exclusive screening of Anchorman 2 on December 4. 

  • Anchorman 2 screening

    Anchorman 2 exclusively viewed by students

    Emerson students stood in long lines to exclusively screen Anchorman 2 during Will Ferrell's visit to campus December 4 as main character Ron Burgundy.

  • Burgundy

    It's official (for a day): Burgundy School of Comm.

    The pillar of journalism himself—Ron Burgundy—choked back tears at the Semel Theater on December 4 as President Lee Pelton officially renamed the School of Communication the "Ron Burgundy School of Communication" for one day.

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