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.

  • Student winners of national writing competitions

    Students, Alumni Score in National Film/TV Writing Competitions

    Emerson student Elizabeth Capot ’17 won one of the largest cash prizes ever offered by a national writing competition for a short film script. Capot was given $10,000 after finishing first out of 2,086 submissions to the BlueCat screenplay competition.

  • Diane Lake

    Emerson Faculty to Write Screenplay of "Instruments of Night"

    Emerson faculty Diane Lake, a writer of the 2002 Academy Award-winning Frida, has been hired by producer Tony Greenberg to adapt Thomas H. Cook’s psychological thriller Instruments of Night for the screen.

  • BAFTA logo

    Albright ’16 and Keyes ’17 nominated for BAFTA Award

    VMA students Dan Albright and Andy Keyes have been nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Student Film Award for their documentary film A Living Wage.

  • Michele Josue

    Alumna Wins Daytime Emmy for Matthew Shepard Documentary

    Emerson College alumna Michele Josue ’01 took home a Daytime Emmy Award on April 29 for her documentary, Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, about the gay college student who was brutally murdered in 1998.

  • 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.

  • Areas for Action

    In “Areas for Action,” You’re the Artist and Anything Can Happen

    Next week, Emersonians can close out the semester by throwing bottles of paint and showering themselves in glitter as they participate in improvisational participatory performance art alongside world-renowned experimental artist Oliver Herring.

  • "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.

  • 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.