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

Degree Requirements

  • The MFA in Arts Leadership is a 2-year, 48-credit program that includes a required Graduate Management Practicum. Classes each meet once a week, from 6-9pm, Monday through Thursday, with the occasional Saturday.

    The 48-credit program degree requirements are below. Complete course descriptions are available in the course catalog here.

    YEAR 1

    Fall

    ARTL 5150: Fundamentals of the Nonprofit Arts Sector (3 credits)

    ARTL 5250: Leadership & Interpersonal Behavior for Arts Leaders (3 credits)

    ARTL 5950: Graduate Management Practicum (1 credit)

    Winter

    ARTL 5370: Boards & Volunteers in Arts Organizations (3 credits) 

    ARTL 5400: Marketing the Arts (3 credits)

    ARTL 5950: Graduate Management Practicum (1 credit)

    Spring

    ARTL 5360: Financial Management for Arts Leaders (3 credits)

    ARTL 5380: Leading Staff in Arts Organizations (3 credits)

    ARTL 5950: Graduate Management Practicum (1 credit)

    Summer 

    ARTL 5430: Resource Development for Arts Organizations (3 credits); 

    ARTL 5460: Strategic Planning in the Arts (3 credits); 

    ARTL 5950: Graduate Management Practicum (1 credit)

    YEAR 2:

    Fall 

    ARTL 5410 Public Policy & Advocacy in the Arts (3 credits)

    Elective (3 credits)

    ARTL 5950: Graduate Management Practicum (1 credit) 

    Winter 

    ARTL 5800: Law and the Arts (3 credits) 

    Elective (3 credits) 

    ARTL 5950: Graduate Management Practicum (1 credit)

    Spring

    ARTL 5990: Summary Project (3 credits); 

    ARTL 5950: Graduate Management Practicum (3 credits)

     

    The MFA culminates in the Summary Project, a synthesis of academic study in a particular area of focus with the work produced during the community practicum experience.