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Shifting Business Models and Exhibitions at the wndr Museum

by Samantha SartoriIn grad school, we read a lot of case studies.This quarter in our Business Models course, we’re discovering the importance for companies to be able to shift their business model when the time is right.So when we took a visit to wndr museum and met with their team, it ended up being a

Everything You Need to Know: Applying for the MSLCE Program

Our program is truly unique. Specific to creative industries, Northwestern’s MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises (MSLCE) empowers professionals with the tools and skills to advance creative work across entertainment, media and the arts.We help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset for the business side of creative industries. To do this, you’ll learn in the classroom,

A Balancing Act: Executive and Artistic Leadership in the Performing Arts Speaker Series

by Samantha SartoriDay and night.Yin and yang.Left and right.You can’t have one without the other.The same holds true for performing arts organizations: you can’t have the artistic side without the executive side.Our MSLCE Speaker Series this winter set out to demystify how the two sides come together to connect the creative and artistic vision with

Is the MSLCE Program Right for Me?

Searching for the right master’s program can be daunting. How do you know when you’ve found the right fit?To help you decide whether Northwestern’s MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises (MSLCE) program might be for you, we’ve pulled together some valuable information. These topics often come up as prospective students consider a degree. Uncovering the

How Cinespace Film Studios is Supporting a Growing Industry in Chicago

by Samantha Sartori Support. Whether providing resources, aiding financially or bearing some of the weight, every company needs support to be successful. When we think about the creative industries, we often focus on the creative work they’re doing, the art or content that’s being made. But none of that would be possible without the behind-the-scenes support.In

A Little Bit of Creative History: Understanding the Creative Industries with Jake Smith

by Samantha Sartori When signing up for a master’s program focused on business knowledge for the creative world, the last thing I thought I would be taking was a history course. However, after our first lecture, I knew Professor Smith’s Understanding the Creative Industries would be integral to knowing how the arts, media and entertainment worlds

Use Your Network: Film/TV Industry Connect

by Samantha SartoriNetworking. Who do you know? Who do they know? How can you bridge the connection? In this day and age, job hunting is all about networking.Enter EPICS: the External Programs, Internships and Career Services in the School of Communication offers many opportunities for students to network with organizations they may want to explore

The Chicago International Film Festival: An MSLCE perspective

by Imani DavisThere are so many things in Chicago that can quench the creative thirst of MSLCE students looking to make the most of their time in the program. A hallmark of the film community in the city is the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), founded in 1964. There are a variety of ways for

Finding Just the Right Fit

A passionate writer and storyteller, Samantha Sartori ’20 loved being part of the television production program in high school. She excelled at working on stories for the educational-access channel and filming clips for district broadcasting.