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Rotem Peretz ’18

Arts management major is headed to law school. “I really think I’m a better person for going to Purchase.”

Major: Arts Management
Minor: Theatre and Performance

Originally from Fairlawn, NJ


Rotem Peretz ’18 came to Purchase as a theatre and performance major—her sights trained solely on acting. She developed an interest in arts management over time and then declared a double major.

“Arts management and theatre and performance weave together really well. I’m really grateful for how easy it was to declare a double major at Purchase.”

Her career trajectory took a dramatic shift when she enrolled in Arts and Entertainment Law with Lawrence Berglas, lecturer in arts management—the class was the catalyst for her pursuit of a law degree. She also credits Laura Ricciardi, visiting assistant professor of arts management and Mary Kate O’Keefe, events coordinator for Admissions, for their assistance on her path to law school.

“Arts and Entertainment Law opened my eyes, so thanks to Purchase, I realized that I wanted something more that I wasn’t getting completely from acting. I saw that I could love the law as much, if not more, and now I’m hoping to pursue entertainment law to keep a piece of both.”

She’s just committed to Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, CA.

“Arts management encompasses so much. It was great—that’s the reason I took Arts and Entertainment Law. You take a wide variety of classes, and you really get a feel for the industry from all different angles.”

Peretz also served as an Admissions Ambassador, Student Orientation Leader, and danced for Sabotage, the hip pop dance team. Peretz received the arts management  Outstanding Senior Award.

“The aspect of the Purchase experience that will have a lasting impact on me is the diversity and the community on campus. I really think I’m a better person for going to Purchase. I learned so much listening to people with so many different perspectives. I learned to think wide open—I do have more of an open mind.”