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MSLCE Students Learn Numbers and Science in Ágnes Horvát’s Culture and Arts Analytics Course

By Minda CervaMSCLE students in Ágnes Horvát‘s Culture and Arts Analytics class spent this fall quarter with numbers and science. “Big data” has become a ubiquitous buzz phrase, but the course proved that it has the potential to predict market trends for creative products. Horvat is an assistant professor who works at the Northwestern Institute on Complex

United States Artists President and CEO Deana Haggag to Speak at Next MSLCE Speaker Series Event

By Jacob NelsonDeana Haggag joined United States Artists (USA), a Chicago-based nonprofit that funds American artists across a variety of disciplines, so she could learn more about “how artists come to exist in this country.”Before becoming the organization’s president and CEO, Haggag worked as the executive director for Baltimore’s The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting

Choreographer Tate Glover Wants a Career that Fuses Dance and Film

By Jacob NelsonThere are two creative industries that fascinate Tate Glover: dance and film. Once Glover finishes the MSLCE program, they plan to pursue a career that fuses both of these industries together.“Something that interests me is dance film — combining those two mediums to create new works of art,” Glover explained during a recent

Haley Baker Hopes to Turn Her Passion for Television Into A Career

By Jacob NelsonHaley Baker’s passion for television began when she was in high school and she discovered the show “Friday Night Lights.” It was the first show she watched not just from the perspective of the audience, but from the perspective of the show’s creators.“That was the first show I thought strategically about,” the MSLCE

MSLCE Students Analyze ‘The Lion King’ and Michelin Star Restaurants in Organizational Processes Course

By Nick RomanDisney, Lululemon, Yahoo, and Michelin star restaurants all offer products familiar to most of today’s consumers, but MSLCE students got an even closer look into these well-known brands this fall through Pablo Boczkowski’s Organizational Processes course.Students examined the structure and function of various companies through three lenses: the strategic design, political, and cultural.

Greg Cameron Discusses Turning Around the Joffrey Ballet During MSLCE Speaker Series

By Jacob NelsonWhat makes an arts organization successful? According to Joffrey Ballet Executive Director Greg Cameron, an organization’s success depends on three points: leaning towards the mission, developing an aligned team, and creating collaborations with external partners.“The minute the mission of the organization becomes compromised in anyway is when trouble creeps in,” Cameron said during

Rick Morris Prepares MSLCE Students for Legal Challenges in Creative Industries

By Minda Cerva“Superman” sued “The Greatest American Hero.” “Jaws” sued “Great White.” “Star Wars” sued “Battlestar Gallactica.” Hallmark sued Maya Angelou. Each of these complicated lawsuits were brought to court, some with merit while others were found to be without. But the topics, though nuanced, were consistent. The issues typically involved either a charge of copyright