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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Including captions during filmmaking are one of the topics covered in the Accessible Cinema course.

New class ‘Accessible Cinema’ promotes inclusive filmmaking

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
November 7, 2021

Cinema as we know it is filled with advanced animation, encapsulating sound, and enchanting visual effects, but it tends to forget those who cannot experience these things to their full potential. Filmmaking...

The VMA department will debut a new 400-level course open to undergraduates and graduates to create gun violence prevention media for Massachusetts General Hospital. Katie Redefer / Beacon Staff

VMA Department set to offer gun violence prevention video class

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
November 20, 2019

The Visual and Media Arts Department at Emerson plans to work in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital through a new class centered around the creation of gun violence prevention videos.  This...

Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Students detail which icebreakers caught their attention

September 16, 2019

Professors are sometimes guilty of overusing icebreakers in the initial days of a new semester to get to know their classes. But icebreakers don’t always go over so well with students. We asked students...

The fear of speaking up in class scarred me, and to my surprise, Im not the only one that felt barred from active class engagement. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Speaking up in class improves learning experiences

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist
February 28, 2019

I always raised my hand in middle school with the hope of answering every question the teacher asked, but my classmates rolled their eyes when I spoke because my passion for participation was jarring....

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