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Category: Industry Immersion

Twelfth Night with the Public Theater

By Adrian AleaThis summer, I have had the opportunity to act as the Community Impact Coordinator for The Public Theater’s Public Works production of Twelfth Night which featured  a community ensemble of over 100 artists from all five Boroughs of New York City. It’s been beautiful to see how the community ensemble has transformed over

Stepping Through the Lookingglass

By Nick RomanThis summer, I am honored to serve as the Administrative Intern for the Education & Community Programs department with the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. Day-to-day responsibilities include providing support for four different theatre education camps over the summer, drafting newsletters and performance programs, audience engagement content, and completing tasks “on the fly”-

Hollywood PR Opportunities with PMG

By Danny BittkerLiving and working in Hollywood has presented some amazing opportunities! I’m spending the summer interning for Platform Media Group (PMG), a national public relations, event marketing, production, and media firm. The company represents clients across the film and television industry as well as corporate clients like restaurants, bars, and wineries.

MSLCE students visit 2112: Chicago’s First Incubator

By Poorvi NairAs aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs, MSLCE’s latest visit to 2112 in Chicago was the perfect opportunity to experience real-world startups in the creative industries. As Chicago’s first business incubator, 2112 focuses on the development of entrepreneurs in Music, Film/TV, and technologies associated with the creative industries. It is housed in the same ecosystem

From Inspiration to Application: Students Gain Valuable Experience in LA

By Poorvi NairReady to take on the nation’s TV and Film capital, eighteen students of the MSLCE 2018 cohort headed to Los Angeles, California as part of the program’s annual trek experience. The purpose of the trek was to get students interested in the TV and Film industries, and directly immersed and involved with professionals

MSLCE Students Engage with Creatives in New York City

By Nick RomanAs the winter quarter came to a close, MSLCE students and faculty packed their bags and headed out to one of three trek immersions: New York City, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.  While all three connected students with invaluable professionals and companies in the creative industries, New York stood out as the heart

MSLCE Explores the Creative Sector in San Francisco

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

Place Lab Tour Teaches Students the Impact of Community Building Through the Arts

By Tate GloverFor 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 renowned