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.

  • Anne Beatts

    Beatts, 'SNL' alum, teaching at Emerson LA

    On September 30, Anne Beatts, a two-time Emmy Award winner who was on the original writing team for Saturday Night Live, begins teaching The Half-Hour Comedy Spec Script, a professional studies course at Emerson College Los Angeles.

  • students at E3 Expo

    Emerson gets top 2015 rankings in US News, Forbes

    Emerson College has once again scored high marks in 2015 as several national publications, including US News and Forbes, release their annual rankings of colleges and universities in a variety of categories.

  • Daniel Gaucher

    Gaucher edits first virtual reality feature film

    Associate Professor Daniel Gaucher is the editor behind what is believed to be the first virtual reality feature film, which is being distributed by Samsung’s virtual reality platform, Milk VR, on September 9.

  • Gabriel Urbonaite

    Urbonaite ’16 gets Princess Grace film grant

    Gabriele Urbonaite ’16 is headed to New York City later this month to accept a monetary award from the Princess Grace Foundation that will be used toward post-production work of her BFA film, Back, which was filmed in Urbonaite’s native Lithuania this summer.

  • Bright Lights 2015-16

    Bright Lights Film Series begins 2015-16 season

    On Tuesday, September 8, Emerson College’s Visual and Media Arts Department kicks off its Bright Lights Series—free film screenings open to the public. This year, the series is using a new rating system to highlight films directed by a woman or person of color; films with a strong female-centric story; social justice films; or comedies.

  • Volcovich and Simonetti

    Two VMA students film documentary in Brazil

    Gabriel Volcovich ’16 and Tony Simonetti ’16 traveled to Brazil in August to film a documentary about Jose Moreira, a Boston man who left his native rural Brazilian village two decades ago to become a marathon runner.

  • Spencer Shannon

    Media literacy focus of Salzburg Academy

    Six Emerson students and two faculty members participated in the three-week Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change in Austria this summer.

  • John Craig Freeman

    Freeman's augmented reality on Science Friday

    Professor John Craig Freeman of Visual and Media Arts was featured August 21 on Science Friday, a website and online radio show, about his innovative augmented reality project at Emerson College Los Angeles in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.