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.

  • Rebel by Maria Agui Carter

    Women Get Top Billing in Film Festival

    Emerson College is furthering its mission to support women filmmakers by screening two documentaries in this week’s Women Take the Reel Film Festival, organized by the MIT Women’s and Gender Studies departments.

  • Charles Randolph talks to Gabrielle Ruiz '17

    ‘Big Short’ Writer Draws Big Crowds for Screening, Q&A

    About 200 Emerson students and faculty members filled the Bright Family Screening Room on March 16 for a conversation with Oscar-winning screenwriter Charles Randolph, co-writer of The Big Short, following a screening of the film.

  • Emerson Alumni SXSW party

    Emerson Talent Shines Bright at SXSW

    Emerson College was well represented at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, with three feature-film world premieres and two shorts.

  • Jonah Stands Up

    Student Films Take on Subjects Light and Heavy at Emerson Film Fest

    Seventeen student films span genres from narrative drama and sci-fi to documentary and experimental at this year’s Emerson Film Festival, being held Sunday, March 20, 12:00–6:00 pm, in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center.

  • Ousmane Sembene

    Father of African Cinema's Story Coming to Emerson

    SEMBENE!, a documentary about the "father of African cinema," will be shown Friday, March 18, 7:00-10:00 pm, in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center.

  • Brooke Knight

    Knight on Careers in the Film Industry

    Brooke Knight, chair of the Visual and Media Arts Department, was interviewed by Backstage about the numerous career opportunities in the film industry, especially ones that a student might not think about.

  • Kevin Bright

    Bright ’76 interviewed in Huffington Post

    Kevin Bright, Emerson College Los Angeles (ELA) vice president and founding director, talked to the Huffington Post about the SXSW premiere of the Best and Most Beautiful Things.

  • WGBH Partnership class

    Emerson Students Make WGBH Show Sing

    Students in Bavand Karim's WGBH Partnership course jumped into production on Sing That Thing, WGBH’s vocal competition show, now in its second season.