What do our students do after their years at Scuola Holden? This is a question we are often asked. The answer is not easy, because there is not just one, there are many.
Since 1994, our students have taken and continue to take the most diverse paths.
They publish novels, essays, comics, children’s books and poems, set up literary agencies and publishing houses, manage online and printed magazines, and write travel blogs. They become teachers, translators, editors and journalists. They write theatrical works, radio plays and programs, work in the editorial offices of TV programmes, invent web series (as well as shooting them), work in marketing agencies. They promote cultural events, collaborate with foundations, festivals, museums or cultural associations. The most enterprising start their own associations, or festivals.
They write screenplays for cinema or television, shoot films, work for film production companies, and may even be found on-set, in the most diverse roles. They become web content creators and publishers, or manage social channels on behalf of companies or public figures, looking after their image and marketing needs. They write speeches for politicians. Sometimes they are ghostwriters for important people. They are assigned to manage special projects (publish a book, shoot a video, set up an exhibition, devise a format) by a wide variety of companies. They create advertising campaigns, write the commercials we see on TV, choose the photographs we look at while reading the morning newspaper. They create and write podcasts dedicated to current affairs, write news reports, become photographers, shoot documentaries that help us understand what is happening in the world.
Others choose to do jobs that have nothing to do with storytelling: at least not directly. But having said that, there are very few things in this world that have nothing to do with storytelling. In other words: we believe that there is nothing that cannot be improved significantly by someone who has the ability tell its story in the right way.
The following is a brief list of some recent graduates: the complete list would be very much longer. The intention is simply to give an idea of the incredible variety of what the boys and girls who have passed through our classrooms go on to become.