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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.