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Gloria Brings Eye-Opening Satire to Goodman Theatre College Night

By John Hounihan Our program is all about the cross between arts and industry – how we as leaders can relate to both artists and professionals. Last week, however, a group of MSCLE traveled to the Goodman Theatre to see a show that exposed the underbelly of the professional world.

Melanie Lunardi Wants To Lead Music Programs

By Miya Williams Melanie Lunardi moved from Oklahoma City to Chicago with the intention of becoming a professional vocal performer, but she soon learned that was not the best career path for her. Now, she plans to attain an executive leadership position in an educational or community program at a major symphony or opera. “I

Alex McKenna Wants to Interact with Art

By Miya Williams Alex McKenna is an artist. But he doesn’t just want to create art; he also wants to help foster the art community. McKenna dreams of owning and operating his own art gallery or art residency program. He said, “I hope to create an atmosphere where I am constantly surrounded by likeminded and

Innovations to the Professional Development Curriculum

By Pablo BoczkowskiThe MSLCE program is always improving, as a result of responding to both students’ needs and market trends. This fall quarter we launched a new class, Culture and Arts Analytics, taught by Ágnes Horvát. In this class students acquired the essential toolkit to interpret and mine Big Data resources for the creative sector.

Faculty Spotlight: School of Communication Assistant Professor Larissa Buchholz

Larissa Buchholz’ research engages with the dynamics of cultural production and reception in an increasingly globally interdependent and interconnected world. Her forthcoming book The Global Rules of Art. The Dual Emergence of a Cultural World Economy examines global transformations in the contemporary visual arts, and the different ways that artists become valued worldwide. The book

CAA Television Co-Head to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson Jeff “Jake” Jacobs has been an agent with Creative Artists Agency for nearly 30 years. Though the entertainment industry has changed considerably during that period, his responsibilities have remained largely the same. “You’re in the pursuit of representing talented storytellers,” Jacobs explained during a recent interviews. “When you’re an agent you want

Leslie Zhu Wants to Rebrand China’s Art Scene

By Jacob Nelson Leslie Zhu would like to help make art more widely available to the public. A graduate of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunication and New York Institute of Technology, Zhu’s dream job is to be a creative director at either a museum or an advertising agency. She sees both as avenues to

Chip Potter Hopes to Help Beginning Filmmakers Find Their Way

By Jake Nelson Though a countless number of people have attended world renowned film festivals like Sundance and Cannes, few can say they’ve been there for college credit. Chip Potter is one of them. The MSLCE student went to Sundance in 2013 for school credit while studying at DePauw University in Indiana. “I met these

Amy Aldrich Hopes to Build Career Developing Chicago’s Classical Music Scene

By Jacob Nelson Amy Aldrich has a unique interest in classical music. First, she performed it. Now, she wants to develop it. The MSLCE student and San Diego native started as a clarinetist, before deciding she was more interesting in nonprofit development, specifically within classical music or theatre. While studying performing arts management and business