Events and Info Sessions

MFA Summary Project Presentations

Through applied research methods, each project is a culmination of a student’s inquiry into an arts field of practice. This includes projects rooted in cultural equity, creative placemaking, teaching artist pedagogy, audience and field analysis, strategic business plans, resistance activism, youth engagement and education, community storytelling and journalism, digital design and influence, and formation of new artistic works and spaces. This event is free and open to the public. 

Read the 2019 Summary Project Presentation descriptions and presentation bios here!

Save the Date: MFA Class of 2020 Summary Project Presentations
Saturday, June 13, 2020, 9am - 5pm in Pigott Building 102 & 103

The MFA Class of 2019 in their graduation regalia.
The MFA Class of 2019 and faculty at graduation on June 16, 2019. 

MFA Arts Leadership Information Sessions

Come learn about Seattle U's MFA in Arts Leadership Program! You will hear where many of our alumni have gone on to work after earning their degree from this program, as well as what you'll be studying in your two years in the program, particularly with regard to the graduate management practicum experience. You'll also have an opportunity to ask questions of the program director.

We have both in person and virtual information sessions.  In person sessions are from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and take place in the Arts Leadership office at 1401 E Jefferson Street.  Virtual info sessions are conducted with a free video conference tool called Zoom. Times are noted in PST. Please join us by RSVPing through the links below.

In Person Info Sessions:
Virtual Info Sessions:

Here's a link to our Campus Map to help you find your way. If you would like to meet the Program Director, sit in on a class, or get a campus tour from a current student, please contact Rachel Betron.

Arts Leadership Book Club

The Arts Leadership community is invited to participate in our second annual book club series, supported by the Center for Jesuit Education Jesuit Endowed Mission Fund. The series will provide space to dive deeper into one's process and positionality as an intersectional art leader. All book club events will take place in the JEFF 401 Classroom at Seattle University.

2019-2020 Events Coming Soon - View Past Book Clubs

Nina Yarbrough, MFA alumna
Nina Yarbrough, MFA '16

Business Development Manager
Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas

Charly McCreary, MFA alumna
Charly McCreary, MFA '15

Founding Member
The Cabiri

Ben McCarthy MFA Alumnus
Ben McCarthy, MFA '15

Executive Director
Three Dollar Cinema

Contact Us

Kevin Maifeld, MFA
Arts Leadership Programs Director
JEFF 401

Rachel Betron, MEd
Program Coordinator
JEFF 401

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