July 22, 2011

St. Thomas University Expands Art Management Curriculum to Miami’s Creative District

MIAMI, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The South Florida arts scene, from trendy SoBe to Calle Ocho and Wynwood, continues to showcase Miami Dade County as a growing culturally oriented metropolis. And Miami's St. Thomas University has been steadily increasing its arts curriculum to offer an alternative to visual arts degrees and help emerging art entrepreneurs and non-profit managers to learn the business of art.

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Dr. Gloria Ruiz, Director of the University's Institute for Communications, Entertainment and Media (ICEM) housed in the School of Leadership Studies, recently announced expanded venues, bringing its graduate-level Arts Management degree to the Wynwood Arts District. Selected classes will take place at the Miami World Cinema Center in Wynwood beginning August 2011 with a course on Events Management taught by Dr. Susan Angulo, St. Thomas University Provost and founder of the Miami Latin Film Festival. Evening and weekend classes are designed for working professionals. Gallery owners, museum administrators and managers and arts non-profit organizations can still apply for the fall term by calling 305-628-6645 or via email, [email protected].

St. Thomas University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011 and will soon unveil a series of events and programs that will honor distinguished trustees, alumni, faculty and other members of the St. Thomas community. University President Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale has increasingly led an active role in the global fight against human trafficking, having recently arrived from an international symposium on this struggle held in Colombia July 2011. The President recently announced the Co-chairs for this year's anniversary gala events: St. Thomas Trustee Frances Sevilla-Sacasa and community business leader Maria Elena Villamil of the Washington Economics Group.

St. Thomas University is Florida's Archdiocesan university and is home to Biscayne College, the School of Law and its Human Rights Institute and Schools of Business, Leadership Studies, Science, Technology and Engineering Management and Theology and Ministry. For additional information on its programs please visit www.stu.edu or for general information email Chief Marketing Officer Marivi Prado at [email protected]

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