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.

  • Beverly Scott

    Students make video with governor, MBTA manager

    Emerson College students were behind a hilarious video that was the talk of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast featuring Governor Charlie Baker and embattled public transportation manager Beverly Scott, who is leaving the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) next month.

  • Linda Reisman

    Reisman in The Wrap

    Senior Distinguished Producer-in Residence in Visual and Media Arts Linda Reisman is executive producer for The Danish Girl, which premieres September 2015 at Venice and Toronto Film Fests, and in North America in November 2015.

  • Urbonaite

    Emerson Film Festival on March 22

    More than a dozen student filmmakers are showcasing their work at the Emerson Film Festival this month for a chance at admission into the Emerson Los Angeles Film Festival in the fall.

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    ELA reception unites students, parents, leaders

    Emerson College Los Angeles students shared their LA Program experiences with members of the Emerson Board of Trustees, alumni, parents, and friends during a President’s Society Cocktail Reception on February 26.

  • Miranda Banks

    Banks in LA Review of Books

    The LA Review of Books features an excerpt of Visual and Media Arts Assistant Professor Miranda Banks’s new book, The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild.

  • Marc Fields

    Fields quoted in Boston Globe

    Marc Fields, Visual and Media Arts associate professor and graduate program director, was quoted in a Boston Globe piece about fundraising and distribution challenges for documentary filmmakers.

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    Bill Burr '93 clowns with student crowd

    Comedian Bill Burr ’93 packed the house during a free evening of comedy and discussion at Emerson Los Angeles (ELA) on March 3. Students, alumni, and the public were treated to an evening of Burr riffing on topics like making it in stand-up, dealing with success, and the drama in comedy. 

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    Net neutrality tackled in Emerson talk

    Journalist-turned-activist Craig Aaron of Free Press joined Emerson students via Skype on March 3 to talk about the recent Federal Communications Commission vote in favor of net neutrality.