Student Spotlight: Brittany Locke

BrittanyLockeBrittany graduated from Brown University with a BA in the History of Art and Architecture. She then chose to pursue her Juris Doctorate degree at Boston College Law School, where she graduated this past spring. Looking to satisfy her creative interests while in law school, Brittany interned as a Rights and Permissions assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and as a program manager for the Illuminations art exhibition program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. She also held multiple roles, including Studio Director, at The Academy of Artistic Performance Performing Arts School in Massachusetts. As a result of her experiences, Brittany is interested in the managerial side of both the visual and performing arts, as well as the role that art plays in comfort and healing. She sees an incredible crossover between her educational background and her artistic interests and is interested in pursuing the connection further.

What attracted you to the Arts Administration Program at Teachers College, Columbia University? I think the better question is, “what didn’t attract me to the program?”! Having spent the last three years in law school, I was looking for the best way to transition into the art world. I had just gained this incredible body of knowledge that I knew would be invaluable, but I needed to further learn how to cross over, and this program was the best way for me to do that! Working with the incredible administration and a group of intelligent, driven, and focused people who shared my passions seemed like an unbelievable opportunity. I saw the program as a path to where I want to end up in terms of my career, and I have to admit, I have not been disappointed!

Describe student life as a member of the ARAD community. Life as a member of the ARAD community is INCREDIBLE! At least once a day I find myself in awe of the people that I am learning from and with. The program is made up of a truly special, passionate group of people, and I think that that helps make the program so unique. Not only are you being provided with a world class education, you are being given the opportunity to make connections with people that, one day, will be change-makers in the field!

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