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Art Manager Helps the Elderly

Estefania Bentes-Levy is one of our most recent graduates from the M.A. program in Communication Arts with a specialization in Arts Management at St. Thomas University's Institute for Communication, Entertainment and Media. Throughout her studies at St. Thomas University, Ms. Bentes maintained the highest academic standards and developed strong communications and arts management skills. Her greatest achievement has been to complete her M.A. Thesis titled Art Education for the Elderly: A Comprehensive Plan, which focuses on marketing, fund-raising, and curriculum planning for a local non-profit arts program that serves the elderly individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Ms. Bentes-Levy's thesis will soon become available through the University's Library, ProQuest, and Google Scholar. According to Ms. Bentes-Levy "the Art Management degree is new to South Florida and is exactly what this emerging art industry needs to continually develop into a unique art destination. The program has given me the edge necessary to achieve my professional goals."

Ms. Bentes is originally from Caracas Venezuela. In 2007, she received her BFA in Communication Arts from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California with a focus in Graphic Design and is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. In 2010, she completed a nine-month internship as Curatorial Assistant and Program Exhibits Coordinator at Curator's Voice Art Projects located in the Wynwood District. Currently she is working on several projects within the non-profit arts industry and is looking for future opportunities. If you have a project or idea with which you believe Ms. Bentes can be of assistance, feel free to contact her.

The MA Communication Arts -Specialization in Art Management offers successful graduates a comprehensive understanding of the communication requirements for effective management of art galleries, museums, and events. Specialization courses include the study of art economics, production, marketing, finances and fundraising, and legal aspects of administering art projects. Core courses consist of Events Management, Multicultural Communications Theory, Media Ethics, and Creative Processes in Visual Imaging, and Applied Research Methods. St. Thomas University is once again at the forefront of "Developing Leaders for Life" with this unique and innovative degree. Join us in congratulating Stefanie Bentes-Levy for her success.We look forward to her active contributions in our local arts community.

For more information about the arts management program please contact Alina Philipp at 305.474.6946 or via email at aphilipp@stu.edu.

If you wish to contact Ms. Stefanie Bentes Levy contact her at stefaniebentes@gmail.com