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Category: Professional Experience

Where Are They Now? 5 Questions with MSLCE Alum Adrian Alea

Adrian Alea, Class of 2018 Adrian graduated from MSLCE in Fall of 2018. While in the program, he had had a Community Impact Fellowship with the Public Theatre in New York, participated in Northwestern School of Communications’ CommFest, and aspired to start his own creative management company. MSLCE recently had a chance to connect with MSLCE

Where Are They Now? 5 Questions with MSLCE Alum Lauren Vernea

  Lauren Vernea, Class of 2017 What is your current role(s)/project(s) and what are your responsibilities? By day, I’m currently a freelance documentary associate producer based in New York City. On nights and weekends, I’m an actress, writer and narrative film producer. After doing my internship at the end of MSLCE, I was hired by the company

MSLCE Students Experience The 54th Chicago International Film Festival

By Daniel Grambow Last weekend Chicago brought the world’s brightest talents to the screen at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival. In partnership with The Illinois Film Office, Chicago Film Office and IFP Chicago, the festival hosted Industry Days alongside a myriad of films, documentaries and virtual reality experiences. If you ever wanted to know

Lucky Plush Internship Inspires MSLCE Student

By Tate Glover When I started working at Lucky Plush Productions at the beginning of this past summer, I was excited to learn more about the inner workings of a nonprofit arts organization. What I didn’t expect was how invested and interested I would become, not only in the well-being of the company, but in

Stepping Out of the Lookingglass

By Nick RomanMy internship with Lookingglass Theatre Company this past summer was nothing short of amazing. My primary goal with this experience was to reinforce and leverage my professional background in arts education and develop new skill sets by working across several departments of the organization. Not only did I provide administrative support in operations

MSLCE Students Measure Public Engagement at The Block Museum of Art

In preparing for the professional world of creative enterprises, MSLCE students constantly take into account the challenges that creative organizations face-such as low attendance figures and box office sales. To develop keen awareness to these trends and strategize ways to increase engagement, Dr. Jennifer Novak-Leonard’s engagement with Public Culture course gave students hands-on experience in

MSLCE Students Shine in A Starry Night

By Charlie Wein The students in the MSLCE program get many opportunities to work with and support actual companies in the Chicago area while in school. Whether building marketing plans or making creative suggestions, this experience is invaluable. This year, however, there was an even greater opportunity for the students to take charge as the

A Reflection on CommFest: A Starry Night

By Danny Bittker What started as a phone call for me turned into an incredible experience culminating in a cast of more than 25 talented alumni taking a bow on stage in the Ryan Fieldhouse. CommFest: A Starry Night was a years-long effort by Northwestern University’s School of Communication to bring together students, alumni, staff,