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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    Spoken poem on Tourette's goes viral

    Video of a spoken word poem performance by Jamie Sanders '16, about his experience with Tourette's Syndrome, has received more than 20,000 views on YouTube.

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    Van, art drive home immigration messages

    Students and maintenance workers are literally driving home their experiences with immigration in a creative new project, which involves wrapping a van in text, in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department.

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    Art exhibit at President's Office

    Several Emerson faculty and staff members with a creative side have their artwork on display near President Lee Pelton's office in the Ansin Building.

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    Recent graduates win Peabody Award

    Elaine McMillion, MFA ’13, and Jeff Soyk, MFA ’13, have won a Peabody Award for their critically acclaimed documentary, Hollow, which examines a rural county in West Virginia.

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    Student filmmaker receives cash award

    Nineteen student films were featured at the 14th Annual Emerson College Film Festival in the Bright Family Screening Room of the Paramount Center on March 30.

  • Whiting fellowships for 2 VMA faculty

    Visual and Media Arts faculty members Jean Stawarz and Kathryn Ramey were recently awarded fellowships from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation.

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    Ethics Circle revived for Fall 2014

    Emerson’s Ethics Circle, which on sabbatical, has announced it will resume in the Fall 2014 semester with a major new lecture series, to be held over the next three years, featuring key ethics thinkers from leading universities.

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    Kopple, Oscar winner, premieres film at Emerson

    Oscar-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple Barbara Kopple premiered Running from Crazy, her new documentary about Ernest Hemingway's family, at Emerson's Paramount Mainstage on March 27.

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