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.

  • Emerson crew poses with Lodz film fest poster

    Film Students Travel to Poland for Film Festival

    From April 13 to 19, Senior Scholar-in-Residence Jim Lane and a small group of Emerson film students visited the Łódź Film School and toured Warsaw, but the focus of the trip was on the Łodzią po Wiśle Film Festival, held in Warsaw and organized by the film school.

  • "The Tunnel" set

    Student Films Highlight New Emphasis on Production Design

    Last weekend, the cast and crew of Men of Tomorrow, a science fiction movie about a woman who accidentally blasts herself into the future with a shock from a broken toaster, took over the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre.

  • "Rituals" by Gabby Follett

    MFA Students Share Vision in Thesis Exhibit

    Three graduating MFA students in Visual and Media Arts (VMA) will explore themes of love, happiness, and healing through their video and photography being exhibited at the College later this month.

  • Elizabeth Fausak

    WGBH Showing Documentary Mixed by Fausak

    Elizabeth Fausak, assistant professor in the Visual and Media Arts Department, was the sound designer and mixer for the documentary, City of Trees, which will be broadcast on most PBS stations, including WGBH World, on Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 pm EST.

  • Asperger's Are Us

    Emerson Filmmakers Loom Large Over IFFBoston

    Two feature-length documentaries and a slew of shorts made by Emerson College alumni, students, and faculty will screen at this year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston from April 27 to May 4.

  • Irrefutable Proof

    VMA Faculty Hamzeh Takes Top Prize at Beverly Hills Film Fest

    Faculty member Ziad Hamzeh’s feature film Irrefutable Proof took home the Golden Palm Award, awarded to the best overall film in all categories, from the 16th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival, held April 6–10.

  • Filmmaker Stanley Nelson

    Black Panthers Filmmaker to Young People: “You Can Make Change”

    Emmy Award-winning director Stanley Nelson said he hopes his latest documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, can be used as a “tool” to help today’s activists find ways to change the country.

  • A Living Wage

    “It’s All True” Brings Out the Best in Student Documentaries

    The “It’s All True” Documentary Showcase, a selection of documentary films made by Emerson students and sponsored by the Department of Visual and Media Arts, will take place Wednesday, April 6, 7:00-10:00 pm, in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center.