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.

  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

    Kwan ’10 and Scheinert ’09 Debut Film at Sundance

    Alumni Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert talk to Rolling Stone about their film Swiss Army Man that premiered to a sold out crowd at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

  • Still from a film by John Gianvito

    Two Faculty To Screen at Rotterdam

    Films by Emerson College faculty will be screened at the prestigious Rotterdam festival

  • Jim Cummings

    Jim Cummings ’09 awarded at Sundance, Deadline Hollywood

    Alumnus Jim Cummings’s film Thunder Road is covered in Deadline Hollywood for earning top award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Awards.

  • Dorothy Aufiero

    Aufiero ’80 photographed at film screening in Boston Globe

    Alumna and producer Dorothy Aufiero ’80 (The Fighter) was pictured at a Hollywood screening for a new film she co-produced titled The Finest Hours.   

  • Ken Feil

    Feil discusses co-mingling co-stars, Boston Globe

    Ken Feil, senior scholar-in-residence in the department of Visual & Media Arts, spoke to the Boston Globe about how audiences wish characters on TV would be couples in real life.

  • Norman Lear

    Lear ’44 and Herzog ‘81 in Variety

    Alumni Norman Lear and Doug Herzog were honored with the National Association of Television Program Executive’s (NATPE’s) 13th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, held at Miami’s Fontainebleau Hotel. The event and award honorees were featured in Variety.

  • Norman Lear and Nathanial Charles

    Emerson Screenwriters Win Big in Austin

    Eighteen Emerson College students and alumni who placed in the Austin Film Festival’s  writing competitions last October join several other Emerson writers who took prizes in 2015—the most ever in one year, according to Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor James Macak.

  • Bright Lights Film Series

    Bright Lights Film Series opens January 28

    The 18-film series kicks off with The Final Girls, the story of a girl who, along with friends, is sucked into the world of a horror film that her deceased mother made 20 years earlier. Director Todd Strauss-Schulson ’03 will lead a discussion after the film.