Graduate Program DirectorJEFF 401
Carol Wolfe Clay
Director of Graduate PracticumsJEFF 401
Chair: Performing Arts/Arts Leadership
Director of Graduate Admissions
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. The blend of classroom instruction and hands-on practical experience prepares students for challenging arts leadership positions.
Coursework includes strategic planning, marketing, fundraising, budgeting/finance, advocacy, program development and community relations.
With evening and weekend course offerings, students can maintain full-time employment while enrolled in this innovative program.
ON VIDEO: Hear from Professor Kevin Maifeld, Founding Director of the MFA in Arts Leadership and MFA alumni. Maifeld is co-editor of the new American Journal of Arts Management.The MFA in Arts Leadership is a full member program in the Association of Arts Administration Educators.
This is a great introduction to our vibrant city.
Sharon Williams (MFA ’09)Managing Director, CD Forum
Geri Morris (MFA ‘13)Annual Fund Manager, Pacific Northwest Ballet
David Bander (MFA ‘13)Director of Operations, Kirkland Performance Center
Kellen Braddock (MFA ‘13)Manager, Artist Services, Shunpike
Samantha DeLuna (MFA ‘13)Development Officer for Special Events & Corporate Development, Seattle Symphony
Liz Dawson (MFA ‘14)Communications Manager, Velocity Dance Center
Ben McCarthy (MFA ‘14)Special Events Manager, Seattle International Film Festival
Kayti Barnett (MFA ‘14)Managing Director, New Century Theatre Company
Come to an Info session.Scholarships Available