Press Releases

  • 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.

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    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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    Emerson College announces Business of Creative Enterprises

    Emerson College launches a new major in Fall 2016 (students can apply now). The Business of Creative Enterprises major is one of the first of its kind in the country, focusing on preparing students for careers in the creative economy—a rapidly growing sector of the global economy today. 

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    Emerson College’s Urban Arts Program of the School of the Arts presents Electric Pilgrims

    Electric Pilgrims will include a variety of video projections that will illuminate Channel Center Street, featuring sound, live light projections, an interactive television wall, and video and slide projections on screens and across the buildings in a spectacular installation. 

  • Avon Foundation for Women Awards Campus Grant to Emerson College

    Emerson College has received a $10,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. The grant will fund the efforts of Violence Prevention and Response at Emerson College to activate bystanders to reduce sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking. This is the second year that the College has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.


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