Emerson’s Department of Visual and Media Arts is composed of award-winning faculty in the television and film industry. Learn more about our faculty and stay up-to-date on department news and events.

Your Graduate Program Director, Jim Lane, will serve as your primary faculty advisor, guiding you on course selection to ensure that you will achieve your learning objectives and satisfy the program requirements. You will also receive program and department news from your program director along with any on- and off-campus opportunities that might be of interest to you.

Meet Your Graduate Program Director

  • James Lane
    Senior Scholar-in-Residence II and Graduate Program Director

    Jim is both a media scholar and filmmaker with extensive publications and production experience. His publications have been featured in Wide Angle, Jump Cut, and more while his filmography has exhibited at major film festivals internationally, with his autobiography I am Not an Anthropologist premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Jim is currently Senior Scholar-in-Residence for the department of Visual and Media Arts in LA and Graduate Program Director for the MFA Program in Film and TV Writing. 

Current Graduate Faculty List