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
Category: Industry Immersion
By Tate Glover After a delicious lunch at the SF MoMa cafe Tuesday afternoon, we were given a tour of the museum by one of the curators, Sarah Roberts. Recently the SF MOMA added an expansion to their old building that brings the museum to 10 stories high- the top three floors occupied by offices.
By Poorvi Nair Ready 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
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
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 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 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 Danny Bittker The MSLCE Trek to Los Angeles gave a group of 18 student an unforgettable inside look of Hollywood, talent agencies, studios, production companies and more. The opportunity to meet with the industry’s top leaders allowed students to gain incredible insight into what it takes to be successful in the film and television
“When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either.” – Leo Burnett If it wasn’t for his optimism, Leo Burnett, the world-renowned advertising agency, would probably not exist today. MSLCE students recently had the opportunity to visit the Leo Burnett company