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Department of Visual & Media Arts

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In Emerson College’s Department of Visual and Media Arts, students will find the process of transforming their vision into reality to be fast-paced, exciting, and rewarding. They will dive right in and start working with talented mentors, collaborators, and crew members from day one.

At Emerson, we're all about learning by doing. Whether a student’s passion is film or video, Internet or animation, studio television or audio, our department offers unlimited opportunities to grow, collaborate, and thrive—plus access to sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that help creativity take flight. Outside of the classroom, students can gain invaluable experience by participating in film- and media-related student organizations.

About the Department

Housed in the School of the Arts, the Department of Visual and Media Arts offers four undergraduate programs and graduate programs in Film and Media Art and Writing for Film and Television.

Visual and Media Arts faculty members are teachers, doers, and industry players. Students will also learn from and collaborate with talented classmates, and benefit from studying in a city that ranks among the top five US media markets. Boston’s prominence as an increasingly popular location for major feature film shoots provides limitless opportunities for internships, jobs, and freelance assignments. The area also boasts dozens of theaters, television and radio stations, film festivals, and art museums and galleries that offer outlets for students’ work.

Our graduates benefit from Emerson’s extensive alumni network, which spans every medium—and every market—in the entertainment industry.