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Industry Immersions

Explore career paths in the arts and entertainment industries

Sabrina Wilensky 2018

Contact:

Sabrina Wilensky (she/her)
Manager of Grants and Programs
Office of the Vice President for the Arts
swilensk@stanford.edu

Schedule a meeting (for students only)

Current Opportunities (2020-21)

The Changing World of Popular Music (ARTSINST 150/MUSIC 150P)

This course focuses on the industry as it works today and on forces that are causing it to change rapidly. The course features guest artists and executives with current experience in the field, as well as project-based assignments designed to give students hands-on experience. Topics may include: economics and business models of commercial music business, technology and music production, technology and music distribution, technology and marketing, leadership in the music industry: case studies, managing creative projects, copyright and legal issues.

Open to all Stanford students!

Industry Immersion: TV and Film (ARTSINST 197)

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exciting and ever-changing TV and Film industries. The entertainment industry as a whole is facing issues and trends surrounding inclusivity and equity, the democratization of content development, and evolving revenue and distribution models. This course will introduce and explore these topics via readings, lectures, workshops and projects. Eight weeks of the course will include visits to our class by influential industry professionals who will share information about their company and current role, and their perspectives on one or more of the topics above. In addition to the lecture, each class will include a workshop element drawn from everyday efforts to address these issues. Guest lecturers will have a range of experience and viewpoints of the changing landscape of the industry. The course will be 10 weeks long. Priority will be given to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors interested in careers in TV and Film. Credit will be based on attendance, class participation, assignments and a final presentation.

Open to all Stanford students!

Past Offerings

Industry Immersion: Fashion (ARTSINST 197B)

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the expanding and evolving fashion industry. Currently the three most relevant issues and trends impacting the fashion industry are designing for diverse audiences, sustainable practices, and the impact of technology. This course will introduce and explore these topics via readings, lectures, workshops and projects. Six weeks of the course will include visits to our class by influential industry professionals who will share information about their company and current role, and their perspectives on one or more of the topics above. In addition to the lecture, each class will include a workshop element drawn from everyday efforts to address these issues. Guest lecturers will have a range of experience and viewpoints of the changing landscape. Credit will be based on attendance, class participation, assignments and a final presentation.

WLI Summer Fellowship (2015-2018)

The summer fellowship is no longer being offered. 

Developed in partnership with Warner Music Group (WMG), the Stanford/WMG Leadership Initiative identifies and develops a new generation of undergraduate Stanford students from across various educational disciplines for leadership roles in the evolving music business.

Each year, a select group of Stanford students learn directly from industry leaders through the combination of coursework and hands-on summer placement with Warner Music Group (WMG).

Participants are given a 10-week paid “in-house” assignment with WMG or one of its program partners. The placement begins with a short introduction to the various groups within WMG. Students are then given a customized assignment within a specific WMG unit based on their individual interests. Each assignment provides students with a challenging, project-driven opportunity to explore business and innovation across the music industry.

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