I developed the ideas and the foundations for my business, Nucco Brain, during my MA at Goldsmiths. The company was founded right after handing my final project. In four years we grew from a 2-men-band to a permanent staff of 15 and many external contributors, working with global clients. I also became a Lead Marketing Mentor for the Google Launchpad programme and an Equity Partner in the VC fund iStarter.
The Arts Administration program at Butler helped equip me with the skills, insight, and guidance to help me on my path to continue the impact of my non-profit organization, Little Wish Foundation. What was especially important to me about the program was the tight-knit community of support that came with it, and I’m forever thankful for that. -Liz Niemiec, '16
Elise Pertusati earned her Master’s in Arts Management and graduate Certificate in International Arts Management at American University. She is a successful grant writer and development professional who is passionate about supporting museum sustainability and innovation. She is currently an Advancement Associate at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where she works on exhibition fundraising, grants, stewardship, and the Museum’s capital campaign. She previously...
John Philligin received his Master of Arts in Arts Management from American University in 2013. After completing his degree in Violin Performance from East Carolina University in 2011, John chose to attend the program at AU for its incredible faculty, small class size, and robust network of alumni in the field.
“The Arts Management program at AU was instrumental in preparing me for a successful career in fundraising while also providing an extensive understanding of how successful...
PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING AND PEACE THROUGH THE PREFORMING ARTS
MS, Arts Administration ‘16
Carly Rapaport-Stein is the Executive Director of Intercultural Journeys, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the performing arts to foster connection, dialogue, and understanding. Prior to IJ, Carly worked as the communications manager for Mural Arts Philadelphia, the graduate program assistant for Drexel University's Arts Administration Program, the special...
On occasion, you find something in life that makes your heart swell up. You know the feeling, right? That moment where you’re so overcome by joy that you just can’t quite find the words to sum it up? That feeling that only something like music or the colors of a vibrant sunset can capture? Maybe you’ve felt it while teaching a student to read, or while doing biology research, or while making music with an ensemble, or while doing a math problem.
I felt it in kindergarten, watching a...
B.S. in Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management, 2014
VIP Services AND Hospitality Specialist, Madison Square Garden Company
"When I visited Point Park, it was my first time to Pittsburgh, and I fell in love with the city and the SAEM program. I knew that I wanted to move to NYC after graduating college, and the city of Pittsburgh was a great size and offered the opportunity to get used to living in an urban area before moving to NYC.
All of the SAEM...
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Dance and English Ursinus College
Fun fact: Megan got to live and work in Boston for six weeks over the summer.
What is your connection to the arts?
Megan grew up dancing at local studios in the Lehigh Valley but became passionate about dance as an art form in college. Her experience was great there as far as performance opportunities, amazing
professors, and just a welcoming arts environment. Now she teaches dance...