By Charlie WeinGrad school is a great place to learn valuable skills for the future. The MSLCE program does a wonderful job of providing a comprehensive education to young professionals looking to fast track their careers in the creative industries. However, while classes are valuable, there’s no substitute for examining how those acquired skills can
By Poorvi Nair Ever wanted to know how many people visit the top social media sites in the world? Or how much time each person spends on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and what demographics are visiting these sites? This winter quarter, many students took Understanding Media Markets: Users, Makers, Metrics, which explored the metrics side
By Tate Glover For our final winter quarter Arts, Public Purpose, and Policy class meeting, Dr. Jennifer Novak-Leonard set up a visit to Washington Park to see the work being done by Place Lab and Theaster Gates. Place Lab is an initiative developed by collaboration within the University of Chicago and led by professor and
By Charlie Wein What is a brand? A logo? A product? A name? Yes, all of those things can comprise a brand, but what about an idea, or a person, or you? Are you a brand? Do you market yourself? Many people would say no. Pull out your phone, do you have Instagram? Facebook? Snapchat?
By: Charlie Wein So, you have an innovative idea, strong networking, financial stability, and brand recognition; you’ve got a good business, which is…good, but how do make it great? Students in the Leadership for the Creative Enterprises program spent winter term with professor Cory Sandrock figuring out how to take a good business and make
By Tate Glover How do we talk about the value of the arts? This was one of the key questions we set out to answer in Arts, Public Purpose, and Policy taught by Dr. Jennifer Novak-Leonard. In the class we spoke at length about the different ways that the arts are supported by government at
By Chad Hewitt After spending nearly 20 weeks studying the many different aspects of the creative industries, the 2018 MSLCE cohort boarded planes bound for New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles for a week long professional trek. Each trek is designed to offer students with an up-close look at a variety of companies
By: Nick Roman Picture a DJ, part-time web designer, musician, and record label owner in your mind. You probably did not picture a clean-shaven businessman suited up to create jobs in Chicago’s global landscape. However, Creative Director Jake Trussell is a comprehensive leader in today’s sector through his vast background with side hustles, which ultimately
By Chad Hewitt The 2018 MSLCE cohort is comprised of emerging industry leaders specializing in a variety of different interests. Students in Dr. AJ Christian’s Digital Television class recently wrapped up a ten-week exploration into the ever-changing face of the television industry while learning strategies to develop their own ideas into reality.
By Chad Hewitt The cornerstone of Cory Sandrock’s Economics of Creative Enterprises class is the careful crafting and development of a business plan to be presented at the culmination of the term. As students learn firsthand the dynamic tension between managing an organization as a creative leader while also considering the financial questions that come