College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership

Learning Outcomes

  • By the completion of the MFA Arts Leadership degree, students should possess specific core competencies in certain areas including:

    • Demonstrate mastery in financial and audience development, strategic analysis and planning
    • Exhibit understanding of the dynamics and logistics of institutional development related to how art gets presented and produced
    • Recognize and address the legal, ethical, and policy environments for the arts
    • Demonstrate leadership in complex organizational environments including the dynamics of working with boards, organizational structure and staffing, and working with artists and other constituencies
    • Develop a professional perspective on the international environment for the arts and the impact of the global economy
    • Demonstrate application of research methodologies to the field including the ability to conceptualize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data