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.

  • Bob Nesson on location

    Nesson receives grant for documentary

    Documentary filmmaker and Emerson College faculty Bob Nesson was awarded a $10,000 grant from Mass Humanities to work on a new project following men and women as they return to their communities after serving time in prison. The grant was part of Mass Humanities’ “Negotiating the Social Contract” initiative.

  • Linda Reisman

    Reisman gets Oscar nods for The Danish Girl

    Faculty member Linda Reisman, executive producer of The Danish Girl, was one of several Emerson College alumni to see films they worked on get Oscar nominations.

  • Tim Riley

    Riley Remembers David Bowie on NPR

    Assistant Professor in Journalism Tim Riley was interviewed on Boston’s NPR News Station (WBUR) show On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

  • Sundance Film Festival

    Emerson Women Filmmakers Going to Sundance

    A group of Emerson women filmmakers will travel to the Sundance Film Festival at the end of January to network and learn about the festival and the industry. This year, the program was open only to women.

  • Richard LaGravanese

    LaGravenese ’80 to be honored, Hollywood Reporter

    Oscar-nominated screenwriter Richard LaGravenese ’80 will receive a career achievement award from the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

  • Lauren Shaw

    Shaw’s film reviewed in Hollywood Reporter

    Visual and Media Arts Professor Lauren Shaw’s documentary Angkor’s Children chronicles the children in Cambodia after the genocide and the young women and their teachers who seek a hopeful future through art.

  • John Krivit

    Krivit appointed president of AES, Live Design magazine

    Visual and Media Arts faculty member John Krivit has been appointed the new president of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

  • Mark Vashro

    Vashro ’08 short to screen at Sundance

    Thunder Road, a short film produced by alumnus Mark Vashro and directed and written by fellow alum Jim Cummings ’09, has been selected to show at the 2016 Sundance Festival (January 21–31).