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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Sarah Green '81

    Producer/Alumna Sarah Green ’81 Talks Malick, Moviemaking

    Academy Award–nominated producer Sarah Green ’81 talked to a crowd of more than 100 Emerson College students, faculty, and alumni via Skype about her most recent collaboration with writer/director Terrence Malick following an advance screening of their film, Knight of Cups, on March 3. Green kicked off the conversation—held in the Paramount Center’s Bright Family Screening Room and moderated by local faculty, critic, and filmmaker Tim Jackson—by noting the complexity and relatability of Malick’s work.

  • NRG EVgo Emerson rEVolution Contest winner

    Electric Vehicle Video Wins Students $25,000 Scholarship

    Henry Maclean ’17 accepted a $25,000 scholarship on behalf of himself and two fellow filmmakers on March 1 for winning the Emerson rEVolution contest with their 32-second video about electric vehicles, “Power to Be Free.” The scholarship contest was held and funded by NRG EVgo, a Houston-based electric charging solutions company that looked to use the submissions to raise awareness of the global movement toward electric vehicles (EV). Contestants, all Emerson students, submitted 30- to 60-second videos showcasing the benefits of EVs, which were viewed by a panel of judges from EVgo and Emerson College that chose the top ten. Nearly 5,000 people voted to choose the winner from the judges’ selections.