Press Releases

  • Engagement Lab

    Emerson College’s Engagement Lab launches Climate Smart Boston

    (March 29, 2016) BOSTON, MA—An online game developed by Emerson College’s Engagement Lab, in collaboration with the City of Boston’s Greenovate Boston, World Wildlife Fund, and The Boston Harbor Association is seeking community feedback on climate preparedness in Greater Boston. The game, titled Climate Smart Boston, uses the Engagement Lab’s signature game platform Community PlanIt to engage residents in climate-related topics. Climate Smart Boston will run online through April 15, 2016. The sign-up page is live at

  • rendering by Elkus Manfredi of Student Dining Hall

    Emerson College to create a Student Dining Center at Boylston Street/Boylston Place

    BOSTON, MA (March 3, 2016)—In an email message to the Emerson community, President Lee Pelton shared today that the Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of an ad hoc task force previously announced (November2015), unanimously approved a plan to restore and renovate 122-124 Boylston Street and 19 Boylston Place to create a permanent student dining facility and expanded social spaces that will be completed before the beginning of the fall of 2017.

  • Emerson’s Visual and Media Arts Department hosts film screening and launches video installation in collaboration with Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany

    BOSTON, MA (February 22, 2016)—Emerson’s Visual and Media Arts Department will launch a pair of collaborations with the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany  (Kunsthochschule für Medien, KHM).

  • Cristina Kotz Cornejo

    Emerson College Presents an Inaugural Women in Film & Media Summit

    BOSTON, MA (October 14, 2015)—On Monday, November 9, the first Emerson College Women in Film & Media Summit, organized by filmmaker and Visual and Media Arts Professor and Associate Chair Cristina Kotz Cornejo, will bring together women working in behind-the-scenes roles in the film industry to share their experiences and discuss how a new generation of film and media makers can effect change and open doors for more women. 

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    Emerson College Announces Spring Line-Up for Bright Lights Film Series

    BOSTON, MA (January 21, 2016)—On Thursday, January 28, Emerson College’s Visual and Media Arts (VMA) Department kicks off the Spring season of its Bright Lights film series. Highlights include Tangerine, a drama about a girl trying to get to the bottom of a scandal about her pimp boyfriend, with guest actress Mya Taylor; Rebel, the story of Loreta Velazquez—one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives, with guest director and VMA faculty member Maria Agui Carter; The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (part of Emerson’s annual It’s All True documentary showcase), with special guest director Stanley Nelson; animated film Cheatin’, a story about a couple who meets in a bumper car collision, with guest Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton (Your Face); and Forbidden Room, a mystery that follows a submarine crew as they voyage into the origins of their darkest fears, with guest director Guy Maddin.

  • Emerson College and The Culture-ist partnership offers students firsthand digital publishing experience

    BOSTON, MA (January 7, 2016)—Emerson College and The Culture-ist announced today a new partnership for an experiential learning class titled “Topics in Writing and Publishing: Writing and Editing for” Launching January 11, 2016, for the spring semester, the class is designed to give students (senior undergraduates and graduate students) practical experience by serving as the primary content creators for the online travel and culture magazine that focuses on social good and Millennials.

  • Emerson College Appoints Three New Trustees

    Chairman of the Emerson College Board of Trustees Jeff Greenhawt ’68 and President Lee Pelton have announced the appointment of three new Trustees, effective immediately.

  • Flags

    Emerson College Announces Low-Residency MFA

    Emerson College is pleased to announce its first low-residency Master of Fine Arts program in Writing for Film and Television. Beginning in August 2016, the two-year program will offer six-day residencies each semester that alternate between Emerson’s campuses in Boston and Los Angeles. The fully accredited graduate program builds on the College’s long-standing tradition of academic excellence, and is housed in its acclaimed Department of Visual and Media Arts.


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