Graduate Program DirectorJEFF 401
Carol Wolfe Clay
Director of Graduate PracticumsJEFF 401
Chair: Performing Arts/Arts Leadership
Carol LwaliGraduate Admission Counselor
The MFA in Arts Leadership is a 2-year, 48-credit program that includes a required 9-credit Graduate Management Practicum.
The practicum is an internship where students work in local arts organizations applying their classroom learning to real world situations. Through this internship, students gain valuable practical experience and develop lifelong relationships with the arts community.
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.
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