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All-Access SAEM Summer Workshop

Pictured are students at Stage AE for the 2015 SAEM High School Summer Workshop. | Photo by Victoria A. MikulaAt Stage AE, pictured above are high school students at the 2015 SAEM Summer Workshop

All-Access SAEM Summer Workshop for High School Students: July 11-14, 2016

The annual All-Access Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management Summer Workshop for high school students consists of four days (additional day added this year!) packed with info on what it’s like to work in these industries.

This year's July 11-14 workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

2016 Workshop Schedule:

Check out the four-day SAEM workshop schedule.

Monday, July 11

Meet Steve Tanzilli, J.D., associate professor of sports, arts and entertainment management and chair of the Department of Business.

Steve will give you an inside look to what it is like to manage a professional athlete. In addition, he will outline how the law intersects with the sports, arts, and entertainment industries. Steve has worked with a number of different sports clients such as Ryan Clark and James Harrison.

TV, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, radio and more — media plays a huge part in sports, arts and entertainment and it will be your afternoon experience with Assistant SAEM Professor Paige Beal, M.B.A. Visit a media organization (iHeart radio, KDKA-TV, etc) and see firsthand your career opportunities in sports, arts and entertainment media. 

Tuesday, July 12

Ed Traversari, M.B.A., SAEM associate professor and concert promoter, will guide you through a tour of Stage AE. See where our current SAEM students learn in the Stage AE classroom. Additionally, Amy Cooper, marketing director for Stage AE/Promowest Productions, will stop by and share some career advice.

On this day, you will also learn how the live entertainment business works and the jobs available in this field.

Finally, you will learn about Pioneer Records, our student-run record label from sound engineer and owner of Red Caiman Media, Jesse Naus. You may even get a private performance from one of our signed artists! 

Wednesday, July 13

Meet Kim Martin, producing director for the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Kim will give you a backstage tour of Point Park's Playhouse as well as n overview of the history of our three theatres. You will also meet with resident designers and learn about backstage operations including lights, costumes and special effects; all which contribute to opening night in the theatre.  

Alicia DiGiorgi, director of production/stage management at the Pittsburgh Playhouse — the rarely seen, seldom-acknowledged theatre artisan and administrator who truly makes it all happen — will end the day discussing stage management.

Thursday, July 14

Assistant Professor of SAEM David Rowell, M.F.A., will start the day with a tour at the Benedum Center. You will get to see the professional stage and where all of the magic happens from load-in docks to dressing rooms. David will then discuss the careers available in the performing arts world along with the details of marketing and presenting a show.

The week will then end with a talk from Point Park's admissions staff. They will provide you with details on how and when to apply and what information is needed such as SAT scores, references, etc. You will also get the chance to explore the campus and even the dorm rooms.

Register Now!

The total cost to attend the four-day summer workshop is $150, which includes lunch each day and all event admission tickets.

Deadline to register is July 1, 2016. To register for the 2016 SAEM summer workshop, complete this online application. 

Learn more

For questions or more information about the SAEM high school workshop, contact Ashley Dobransky at 412-392-8023 or adobransky@pointpark.edu.

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Point Park University offers a Bachelor of Science business-focused degree in sports, arts and entertainment management, as well as a concentration in SAEM as part of the M.B.A. program.