Kevin MaifeldGraduate Program DirectorJEFF email@example.com
Jen SmooseSenior Administrative AssistantJEFF firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Wolfe ClayDirector of Graduate PracticumsJEFF email@example.com
Carol LwaliGraduate Admission Counselor206.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ki GottbergChair, Performing Arts & Arts Leadership206.email@example.com
Marita Phelps (MFA '16) at her summer practicum at 5th Ave Theatre.
The 9-credit practicum (one credit for six quarters and three for the final quarter of the program) is an internship where students work in local arts organizations applying their learning to real world situations. Through this internship, students build on their classroom learning, gain valuable practical experience, and develop lifelong relationships with the arts community.
If your organization is interested in hosting one of our MFA Arts Leadership graduate students, please contact Carol Wolfe Clay, Director of Graduate Practicums.
The following is just a sampling of the groups our students have worked with:
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)Business & Operations, Hugo House
Samantha DeLuna (MFA ‘13)Special Events Manager, 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