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Seattle University is hosting the oldest and one of the most influential academic gatherings of researchers and practitioners in the field of arts management and clutural policy October 24-26. Visit STP&A's website to learn more.
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The American Journal of Arts Management serves the arts management field with articles and research submitted by educators and professionals within the industry.
The MFA in Arts Leadership is a full member program in the Association of Arts Administration Educators.
The Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) in Arts Leadership provides future arts leaders with an opportunity to merge the latest management practices of nonprofit organizations with the specific skills necessary to lead complex arts organizations.MFA students work alongside arts management professionals in local performing and visual arts organizations and are able to apply their classroom learning in their practicum experiences. Coursework includes strategic planning, marketing, fundraising, budgeting/finance, advocacy, program development and community relations. The blend of classroom instruction and hands-on practical experience prepares students for challenging arts leadership positions.
With evening and weekend course offerings, students can maintain full-time employment while enrolled in this innovative program.
Sarah Butler, MFA class of 2012, Fashion Events and Editorial Director for The Bellevue Collection has launched the second annual Independent Designer Runway Show.
The first issue of the American Journal of Arts Management has just been published. Professor Kevin Maifeld, director of the MFA in Arts Leadership, edits the journal along with Professor David Edelman, Shenandoah Conservatory. The free online journal bridges the scholarly divide between academia and professional nonprofit arts organizations.
Greg Dole, MFA Arts Leadership Class of 2012, has recently accepted a new position as the Grants Director for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. "In 2011-2012, the Arts Council granted over $750,000 to arts organizations in the eleven-parish area served by the Arts Council..."
The MFA Arts Leadership Program has scholarship funds available to new students, to be applied toward their first year of tuition in the program. To read about the scholarships offered and for the application forms, visit the Scholarship page of our website, under APPLY.
Scholarly Excellence - Featuring Carol W. Clay, MFA Director of Grad. Practicums
Inspiring a Shared Vision: The MFA Program at Seattle University
Minnie and Tian - MFA Program at SU
Stephanie Jaya - MFA Program at SU
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