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.

  • Amy Depaola

    DePaola '15 featured in Metro Boston for her new film

    Amy DePaola, MFA candidate, is featured on the cover of Metro Boston for her new film titled Laila B about a woman who learns to box after an assault.

  • Jack Siberine '16 prepares to film footage to create a VR short using one of Emerson College Los Angeles' GoPro rigs. Photo/Daryl Paranada

    ELA Launches Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Filmmaking Course

    Emerson College Los Angeles launches a course in Virtual Reality Filmmaking designed to explore the burgeoning field of live action filmmaking for virtual reality headsets. By the end of the course, students learn the skills necessary to craft a compelling VR experience and emerge with a portfolio piece good enough to secure a job in the VR field

  • Guillermo Arriaga

    Screenwriter Shares Skills at Emerson Latino Summit

    Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga joined about three dozen students and faculty members for a screening of his unreleased film, Words with Gods, at the Bright Family Screening Room on March 21, part of AMIGOS' 2016 Latino Summit.

  • Laurie Anderson

    Multimedia Artist Laurie Anderson to Headline Grad Symposium

    International multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, who has collaborated with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, and her husband, Lou Reed, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s New England Graduate Media Symposium, which will revolve around the theme of collaboration.

  • Emerson Film Festival

    “Terranaut,” “Jonah Stands Up” Rise to Top of Emerson Film Festival

    Students, faculty, alumni, and family members packed the Bright Family Screening Room to support the diverse talent of Emersonians at the 16th annual Emerson Film Festival on March 20. Winners of the festival’s competitions will have their work submitted to the Emerson Los Angeles Film Festival in the fall.

  • Samba Gadjigo talks about Sembene

    Camera as “Weapon”: Emerson Introduced to “Father of African Cinema”

    Mount Holyoke College professor and filmmaker Samba Gadjigo joined the Emerson and greater Boston communities for a screening and discussion of his documentary, Sembene!, about “father of African cinema” Ousmane Sembene on March 18 in the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • 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.