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College of Arts and Sciences
Performing Arts and Arts Leadership

Performing Arts & Arts Leadership

Music Program

Featuring a series of chamber music instrumental ensembles, the music program offers opportunities for both vocal and instrumental musicians. The instrumental and choral groups perform alone and in various combinations at public concerts and university events throughout the academic year.

  • String Performance (BM)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts with music emphasis (BA)
  • Music minor

Offers classes in acting, theatre design, directing, theatre history and stage management, and playwriting. Students have the opportunity to work with experienced directors, playwrights, and sound, lighting, stage, and costume designers as well as Actors Equity performers. 

  • Theatre (BA)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts with theatre emphasis (BA)
  • Minor in Theatre Performance
  • Minor in Theatre Production

Arts Leadership Program

Providing 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 get the opportunity work alongside arts management professionals in local performing and visual arts organizations. 

  • Master in Fine Arts in Arts Leadership (MFA)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts with arts leadership emphasis (BA)

Welcome from

Ki Gottberg

Department Chair

Welcome to the Seattle University Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership!


"Since singing is so good a thing, I wish all men would learn to sing" --William Byrd (1535 - 1623)

find out more about the Seattle University Choirs