Alumni profiles Article Profiles Philipp Kenel Lecturer and Researcher, Berlin School of Economics and Law and PhD Student at Goldsmiths."My personal highlights were the open-mindedness in contents and non-dogmatic approaches from both staff and fellow students as well as the diversity of my cohort"Jana Jammal Communications & Projects Senior Officer, Mimbre Acrobats "The degree was the ideal stepping stone to starting my career in the arts in the UK."Lucia Davenport Board Member, Tedx Vancouver"It’s one of the most fulfilling things I have done and a lot of the research from my MA CCE project has flown back into my work for TEDx."Dan Goran CRM Operations at Hotels.com"The ICCE Department equipped me with the business understanding that made me stand out from other candidates throughout my early career."Bariah El-Ajou Youth Coach, Arab Excellence "I was grateful to find a major that suits my aspirations, studying MA in Social Entrepreneurship was a turning point in my life."Jeremy Young Editor-In-Chief, Soundfly's online publication Flypaper Freelance Curator, Sonic Artist "The classroom is embedded into your life as a creative worker, not the other way around."Chanikarn RuangrajitpakornArt Director -The Platform Digital Agency, Thailand"Goldsmiths taught me to drive safely on this fast-paced road."Mylène DosalFreelance graphic designer, illustrator & researcher"Without my tutors and friends from Goldsmiths I couldn’t have tapped into the boundless magic of creativity and find the necessary courage to be my creative self."Jean-Baptiste Leroux Founder and Director - ELX Art, London" Goldsmith's MA opened my eyes to the artist's mindset and the need to mix business with empathy."Rassi N Pang Co-Founder - Seumpama publishing company, Indonesia"I learned to continuously observe and pay attention to market behaviours so our brand can be more tuned to the audience we want to speak to."Christos Zantis Architect & Managing Director at Zana Plus Studio"The knowledge I acquired during my time at Goldsmiths has been indispensable to my development as an entrepreneurial professional."Amira AklSenior Strategist, global insight agency"Studying with ICCE has allowed Amira to build upon her design experience and gain new strategic and business skills."Courtney McLaughlin Event Producer, The Royal Institution & Co-Founder, NX Creative Lab "Since leaving Goldsmiths, I have been really lucky to both continue projects worked on during my MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship"Devankit Biswas Senior Copywriter"Our mentors guided us through this course wonderfully and I will be eternally grateful for their role in my journey."Stefano Marrone Managing Director, Nucco Brain Studio"I developed the ideas and the foundations for my business, Nucco Brain, during my MA at Goldsmiths."Sirasar Boonma Service Designer -Local Alike, Thailand. "MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Music pathway lead me to the world of service design and understand the concept of start-up and business."Paulina Marquez Co-founder, Schiev festival Brussels After studying her MA at Goldsmiths, Paulina co-founded Schiev, an eclectic music festival based in Brussels, Belgium.Ko Manafumi Translator & verbatim surveyor, IPSOS"I am currently working on two books for Math Paper Press, a study on the music industry, as well as the launch of Artophilers, a global arts journal."Henning Heinrich COO, CrossFit Werk"The MA at Goldsmiths tremendously inspired me to work between sports and business" Andre Hoyte Head of Business Development, Ministry of Culture Barbados"Since graduating with a MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship in 2013, I had the amazing opportunity to work with the Ministry Of Culture in Barbados toward having the First ever Cultural Industries Development Bill passed in Barbados."Valerie Taylor Roberts International executive/CEO, entrepreneur, angel investor. “The MA Social Entrepreneurship course enabled me to effectively and efficiently pivot my professional focus to support social enterprises and the entrepreneurs building them.”Chun-Ying Wei PHD Researcher"Studying with bright minds from all over the world and enjoying great arts in London made the year in Goldsmiths unforgettable."Rabih Yazbeck Programme Director, Near East Foundation UK"Since completing my MA, I have led the development of 11 programmes in seven countries in the Middle East and Africa that blend social entrepreneurship and market systems development - with a focus on women and youth - to advance self-reliance, peace, civic engagement and recovery in crisis-affected communities."Kris Wong General Manager (Social Enterprises), New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association "I now have an even greater passion for social innovation and am inspired to cultivate social entrepreneurial spirit within my current organization to create greater social impacts for society."Saira DhanooSenior Instructor - Drama, University of Trinidad & Tobago" My current roles involve being part of so many different worlds, but they all come together and Goldsmiths provided invaluable industry mentorship towards this end."Zulfiqar Ahmed Energy Consulting "Since completing my masters in social entrepreneurship, I have been working as mentor and a trainer in the social enterprise sector in Pakistan."Melanie AkerboomCommunity Manager, social entrepreneurship incubator - Berlin " Studying at Goldsmiths was a very inspiring time, not only because of the course content, but also because of being in a class full of (aspiring) change makers from all over the world. It helped me immensely to build my global network."Evangelia EfthimiadouFriends and Membership Manager, Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music"The Goldsmiths MA has been an absolutely indispensable degree!"Rachael David Regeneration Projects Officer, London Borough of Bromley " The Entrepreneurial Modelling course I took as part of my degree helped me develop my business planning skills which I use daily when producing project business plans and fundraising strategies."Adrian Lesurf Head of Marketing, Qdos Entertainment "My MA introduced me to such a broad range of industry professionals. Those contacts, along with the academic learning from the course, still inform my practice today – some 15 years later!" Biung Ismahasan Freelance curator for Taiwanese Indigenous Contemporary Art, PhD candidate in Curating- Centre for Curatorial Studies, University of Essex "MA CPRD is a trans-disciplinary programme that addresses the field not only through theory and practice of cultural policy and international cultural relations, but also through art diplomacy."Nancy GalenianouPR Manager, Fysalida DanceFor the last several years, Nancy has been working in the arts sector as a freelance event organizer as well as a performer.Riika Lahti Project Analyst, Royal Bank of Scotland" The Arts Administration and Cultural Policy course provided me with a great variety of transferable skills which have provided me job opportunities within and beyond art."Laura Talbot Fundraising Manager, TADA! Youth Theater, New York " The Arts Administration and Cultural Policy course not only exposed me to a wide variety of practical approaches to managing the arts but also opened my mind to diverse theoretical ideologies within the field."Lorna Wooldridge Research Assistant, The Audience Agency" The MA introduced me not just to the arts scene in the UK, but the rest of the world, too, and through research I got to explore how our funding system for the arts and the audience development strategies used here compare to that elsewhere."Nastasia AsimakopoulouTheatre in Education researcher & trainee Aerial Dance Instructor " I was very fortunate to have wonderful and talented peers around me from all over the world and, therefore, have the chance to exchange ideas and have stimulating discussions with them."Michael Budiman MulyadiLecturer and Conductor at Universitas Pelita Harapan Conservatory of Music, Founder & Editor-in-Cheif of Musical Promenade, Independent Business & Marketing Consultant"The course and the atmosphere at Goldsmiths nurtured my entrepreneurial spirit and pushed me to embrace DIY culture that is very beneficial for my current work."Victoria Forsey Arts Educator " During the MA I focused my dissertation on the cultural education agenda in place in England. The ability to conduct this research in an institution that encourages lateral thinking and reaching beyond the bounds of societal structures, was truly empowering."Hoo-Ron YauPerforming Arts Officer (Theatre), West Kowloon Cultural District AuthorityAfter completing his MA in 2016, Hoo-Ron works at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority as the Performing Arts officer (Theatre).Rachel Hutchison Projects Assistant for Strategies, Futurecity" Coming from an amazing undergraduate programme in arts administration from Drury University in the US, I wanted to complete my post-grad work in a city that would allow me to explore ways to merge my passion for cultural policy and urban studies with my background in arts administration - Goldsmiths was the obvious choice for me."Zélie RochePublic Relations Assistant, Musée d'Orsay" Since August 2016, I have worked as a Public Relations Assistant at Musée d'Orsay in Paris. "Gloria Guan Operations Director - Star Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing & independent art critic"During this Master's journey, whilst taking part in respectful debates, critical thoughts, challenges and new ideas, I have learnt from professors, tutors and peers alike."Cecilie DreyerDirector & Founder at Banders Ltd"The practical focus of the music pathway course pushed me to take my new understanding and form it into a real-life project."Mica Cutts Head of Marketing - Chimera Climbing, Kent "The MA Administration and Cultural Policy course covers a very wide range of topics, providing me with a multitude of transferable skills and knowledge that allow me to enter a variety of different fields of work."Michelle AizpuruExhibitions - Frahm & Frahm "The diversity in personal and professional backgrounds and interests made the dialogue rich and stimulating and for that I will be forever grateful to have been able to study at Goldsmiths."Rita TomásCommunications and Marketing officer: Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Lisbon"Goldsmiths helped me realise the need to see beyond formal boundaries"Annette BrookCommunications Manager, Royal Society of LiteratureAnnette is a playwright and has had work shown at Soho Theatre, Brockley Jack Studio, Theatre503 and The Feminist Library.J J El-Far Arts Officer, The British Council New York & Creative Director of Harlem Arts Festival "I am confident that the experience and expertise I gained at Goldsmiths will continue to open doors for me throughout my professional life."Jack Dean Theatre maker and spoken word artist"After graduating, I worked for two years as General Manager at the Bike Shed Theatre, then embarked on a full time career as a freelance theatre maker and writer."Jess Robertson Music Coordinator, Really Useful Group"The course really opened my eyes to the possibilities of what a creative mind (with a love of logistics and organisation, like mine!) could do."Ray Kang Space Design Director; SK Planet, MBA Candidate at Berlin School of Creative Leadership" Serving for Samsung’s in-house advertising agency (Cheil Worldwide) for more than 5 years was the trigger for me to enter this course, because finding the sustainable harmony between the visual art and conventional industries has felt been my vocation since the beginning of my career."I-Chi Ko MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"I would like to say that EVERYTHING that I learned from Goldsmiths was of tremendous help and guidance." Nadezhda ZhelyazkovaMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Theatre Producer. "During her time on the course, Nadezhda was thrilled to meet so many professionals from every area of the arts and beyond, both among her peers and lecturers." Cathy Al-Ghabra MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy: Music Pathway. Learning & Participation Officer, Royal Opera House. " The MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy: Music Pathway was eye opening and informative, with visits from a huge number of leading arts professionals and organisations, giving excellent advice and a realistic insight in to the arts as businesses and places to work." Sinead Ryan MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Co-ordinator at Music Generation Laois. " After taking the plunge and moving to London, I quickly realised that music was not my only artistic love and I became heavily involved in theatre."Asimenia Mona MA Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy" What attracted me to Goldsmiths was the university's international renown and the unique nature of the course."Becky Hogg MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Editor of Bookshelf Boyfriend. “I knew before arriving in London that Goldsmiths was the right choice for me. It certainly was – it has opened up new pathways and the experience of the MA challenged my artistic practice”.Charelle Griffith MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Administrator at Actors Touring Company. "The course seemed to offer excellent education by industry professionals, alongside first-hand high-quality internships and the advantage of being in the UK's cultural capital, London." Gaby SumnerMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Development Director at English National Ballet "The MA was an incredibly valuable learning experience and a brilliant introduction to working in the arts and cultural industries."Natalie Hall MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Transatlantic Arts Manager and Consultant. "The practicality of our MA, and all the connections I was able to make during the course really helped ground my previous experience with a deep knowledge of the UK arts scene."Mathilde Merchez MA Tourism and Cultural Policy. Sales Executive, Bellini Travel. "I believe the MA Cultural Policy and Tourism is excellent for students of all backgrounds; it approaches many different subjects and aims at giving insight in a plethora of countries' strategies and cultural projects."Catherine Liu MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Project Director, Fringe Club. " This MA has given me valuable inspiration in working as an accelerator between art and business." Yukiyo SugiyamaMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Manager of Ishibashi Memorial HallDuring her time in the UK she was appointed as an intern to the Development Department of the Historic Royal PalacesYovi Jisun SongMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Founder and Director of Alpha Art Association. Song is interested in the relationship between art, people and society through creative projects across different art sectors and culture.Shannon Thomas MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Marketing, Development and Programme Assistant, KentPresents, Connecticut USA "I put to use things I learned at Goldsmiths on a daily basis."Tatjana Schäfer Registrar, Koller Auktionen"My MA program in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy attracted people from many different backgrounds united by a mutual passion and profound interest for the creative industries."Yi Hsiang Chen MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Communications officer, Asia University Museum of Modern Art "This year, I will assist in executing an exhibition project and have my own exhibition project next year."William SammanMA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship: Music Pathway. Commercial Attache - Quebec. "This course gave me the drive to learn more, to go further and stay curious."Valerie BarracloughMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. After completing her MA in 2008, Valerie worked at the charity "Youth Music" as the MusicLeader grants and web officer.Shakeisha Hawkins MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. AmeriCorps Serviceworks volunteer, HarpistShakeisha is very thankful that she chose Goldsmiths University to study Arts Administration and Cultural Policy because the department nurtured and broadened her artistic imagination. Seo-hwa RohMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Theatre Producer and Director.Seo-hwa Roh has always had a passion for the performing arts and love to be involved in the creative process and is looking forward to continuing her work with exciting new artists.Nahum MantraMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. ComposerNahum has programmed more than 900 artists to deliver weekly multiplatform experiences for weekly audiences of 3,000 people.Jacquelin Linn MA Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy. Director, CATES Tutoring and Educational Services"It's a joy to witness how my degree at Goldsmiths directly correlates to my future." Lara StavrinouMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Theatre ProducerShe found that the concrete skills offered by the course, such as fundraising and management, are invaluable to making yourself a proactive and employable arts graduate.Juliana FarhaMA Arts administration and Cultural Policy. Businesswoman and social commentatorIn March 2010, Juliana was named one of 50 ‘Women to Watch’ in the UK arts sector by the Cultural Leadership Programme.Jon OpieMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. General Manager, Jerwood Charitable Foundation"The value of the course at Goldsmiths was its connections to people working in the creative industries."Jen FarrantMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Freelance arts managerShe is currently working part time for the Royal Opera House Bridge as the programme manager for Arts Award.Janice GoreMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Higher Education Coordinator and Lecturer in Cultural Policy and Development. Janice currently coordinates the Bachelors degree in Arts Management at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.Ian LeungMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Producer, theatre director, arts administrator.He is currently working as the Outreach Manager for the Hong Kong Arts Festival.Irene PaganelliMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Theatre ProducerThe MA gave her a broader understanding of cultural policy in the UK and the role of culture in diplomacy.Lilja BaldursdottirMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Freelance Producer"I am grateful to have been able to learn from all the extremely talented professors Goldsmiths has on its faculty."Ezgi Aygan MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. In-Venue Researcher for Morris Hargreaves McIntyre"Goldsmiths helped me to see the value of having a business background in the art world by introducing the different perspectives from a range of arts professionals."Ellie StoutMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Community partnerships managerEllie feels that her time at Goldsmiths allowed her to gain invaluable experience and knowledge of the arts and culture sector which continues to inform her day to day working practices. Duy Hung Tran MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Co-founder, The Onion Cellar, Vietnam "My Goldsmiths year has definitely made a positive impact on me and the way my organisation is now operated."Heidi LekangHead of Marketing, Hålogaland Teater, TromsøHeidi works for theatres and film festivals. She thinks that Goldsmiths helped her to get where she is today.Clara MelluishMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Export Accounts Manager, Neil's Yard Dairy & co-founder, The Melting Pot School of Home Cooking "I undertook the MA in Cultural Policy, Relations, and Diplomacy in the academic year 2013-14, and developed an interest in the way national and regional cuisines can be used as tools of soft power in cultural relations."Christine Kesner MA Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy. Intern at the Overseas Development Institute’s Research and Policy in Development Programme"After having worked in Vietnam and Egypt preserving global heritage through the private sector, I was interested in gaining knowledge on how governments use culture to supplement diplomacy. I can now supplement my own personal experience with the academic backing provided through the course."Christian Jensen MA Social Entrpreneurship. Journalist Christian enrolled at Goldsmiths especially for the Social Entrepreneurship course, it being one of the few pure and focused Social Entrepreneurship degrees in the worldChris VanjaMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Gallery & Project Manager, Art Basel"Since September 2015, I have worked as a Gallery & Project Manager at Art Basel, working with international art galleries and across our teams and art fairs in Switzerland, Miami Beach and Hong Kong"Chloe SeddonMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Chloe joined Michael Clark Company in 2009 and is currently the company’s Administrative Manager.Caitlin LeademMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Arts & Comedy PR. After graduating, Caitlin worked as a publicist for a collection of performing comedians in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival.Bona ShinMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Founder of Theatre 4 All. Bona feels that Goldsmiths taught her how to create good collaborations and realise the need to remain open to new ideas. Alkistis DimakiMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Venue ManagerAlkistis currently lives in Athens and is involved in the Athenian art festival scene.Abhishek KumarMA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Ford Foundation Fellowship recipient "Art is a cultural movement which can inspire and encourage the healthy, earnest and serious elements of our lives."Abdullah AlwaliMA In Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship: Music Pathway. Founder of Bad Taste Records "The course challenged my thinking and made me re-evaluate my values and my direction."