Creative Careers in the Arts

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“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

–          Pablo Picasso


Join us on February 20th for an enriching day of exploring Creative Careers in the Arts! With a focus on careers in film and television, the performing and visual arts, writing, curation, and arts management, Yale students will get an “insiders’ view” of the actual workings of these industries.  The full day program features a series of alumni-led panels, master classes, and networking opportunities geared toward providing students with a leg up as you embark on your career path.


Space is limited & full-day registration is required.

Interested?  Go to to see the full schedule and to reserve your spot.


Careers, Life, and Yale: Creative Careers in the Arts
February 20, 2016
Yale School of Management
9 – 9:45am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45am Welcome & Program Overview
9:45 – 10:30am  



“The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery”
In Conversation with Sarah E. Lewis ’10 MA, ’15 PhDinterviewed by Shana C. Waterman’94, ’99 JDHead of TV, One Race Television

10:35 -11:30am  



Panels (Concurrent Sessions)

·         Careers in Conservation and Curation

·         A Career in Music

·         The Literary Arts

11:35am – 12:35pm   



Panels (Concurrent Sessions)

·         Working in Fine and Visual Arts

·         Performing Arts – Theater, Dance, Music

·         Working in Entertainment – Film, TV & Theater

12:35 – 1:45pm  


“Let’s Do Lunch” networking sponsored by Yale in Hollywood, hosted by Kevin WinstonPresident, DigitalLA

12:35 – 1:05 –“Networking Magic”
1:05 – 1:45ish – Roundtable Discussions

2:00 – 3:15 pm  







Professional Master Classes

Concurrent Sessions –SELECT ONE:·         Playwriting – Michael Walkup·         The Business of Entertainment – Bruce Cohen & Jack Thomas·         So you want to write a book?– Cherise Fisher

·         Behind the Music – Jason Treuting

·         Fine and Visual Arts – TBA

·         Collecting Credentials for Collections Work – Susan Ball & Valerie Hotchkiss

·         Theater and Acting – Melissa Wolfe

3:30 – 4:30pm Closing Plenary 
4:30 – 5:30pm Networking Raffle