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MSLCE Student Hopes to Run a Creative Studio for Children

By Jacob NelsonAshwathi Iyer takes theatre seriously, but when it comes to her pursuit of a theatre career, she’s more than willing to let loose a joke or two.Asked who would play her in the movie about her life, she responded, “I’d play me!” The reason? “I can tell my parents how spending 6 years

MSLCE Student Looking to Make an Impact in TV + Film

By Jacob Nelson Quinton Sprull had a lot pulling him towards the MSLCE program.First, there was his lifelong interest in media and entertainment. Then there was his love for all things Northwestern (he received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern and then worked for four years at Northwestern Qatar.)Most importantly, the program was unlike anything he’d

MSLCE Student Aspires to Run a Dance Studio for People with Special Needs

By Miya Williams Paige Lester started dancing as a toddler when her mom put her into a ballet class and hasn’t stopped since. Now, she hopes to run a dance studio where she can pass on her love for dancing to people with special needs. “Whether it is physically, mentally, emotionally or socially, being a

New MSLCE Student Makes the Jump from Finance to Art

By Jacob Nelson Kiko He majored in finance and then spent a few years working in the finance industry before she realized that she was much more interested in oil paintings and photography than she was in investment banking and public equity. So she decided to make a change. Now, the Shenzhen, China native is

Incoming MSLCE Student Combines Business and Theatre Knowledge

By Jacob Nelson Like many aspiring theatre professionals, John Hounihan got started in college. However, unlike others, he started by completely revamping his university’s theatre company. While studying management at the University of Houston, Hounihan oversaw the Honors College Club Theater and directed a number of plays for the organization. In doing so, he helped

Student Begins MSLCE After Inspiring Film Fest Experience

By Jacob Nelson While studying at Hampton University, Jaquise Cofield got valuable film experience producing, directing, and writing. But her real film education arrived when she interned for Paramount during the 2015 Toronto Film Festival.

MSLCE Student Helps Dance Studio Plan for the Future

By Hayley Bullock I’ve always heard the euphemism “a New York minute” but I fully didn’t appreciate the meaning until I moved to the Big Apple. Time is really flying by and things are cooking at BodyStories. As I dig deeper into my internship and get my hands into multiple projects, I am realizing that time

MSLCE Student Believes in the Power of Film

By Jacob Nelson While earning his undergraduate degree in film at Northwestern, MSLCE student Win Winter worked on a few movies that were shot and produced by students. The experience taught him a valuable lesson: he doesn’t want to be an editor. “I don’t know if I want to do editing and be cooped up

MSLCE Student Hopes to Save Print Journalism

By Miya Williams “I want to find what will make newspapers viable again,” said MSLCE student Jessica Neary. While some publications like the New York Times are exploring new ways to stay relevant and profitable, Neary contends that no one has quite figured it out. “As far as online goes, I think everyone is struggling,” she said. Neary