Events and Info Sessions

MFA Summary Project Presentations

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pigott Building 102 & 103

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!

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 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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 Pacific Time. Please join us by RSVPing through the links below.

In Person Info Sessions:

  • Paused due to COVID-19 precautions

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 us.

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. Learn more about the Arts Leadership book club by visiting the Lemieux Library Arts Leadership Book Club Library Guide. The 2020-21 theme is Anti-Racist and Decolonial Arts in Seattle. 

Upcoming Book Club Events

Fall Quarter 2020
Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance by Serin Houston 

Wednesday, December 9, 12 - 1PM PST: Discussion w/author and Q&A (RSVP here)

Thursday, December 10, 12 - 1PM PST: Mapping Seattle exercise (RSVP here)

Led by Jasmine Mahmoud 

in partnership with the SU Alumni Association 

Book Cover for Imagining Seattle


Winter Quarter 2021
Unsettling Native American Art Histories on the Northwest Coast by Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse and Adlona Jonaitis  

Dates TBD, late January (on Zoom)

Led by Lane Eagles

RSVP coming soon! 

 Unsettling Native Art Histories on the Northwest Coast Book Cover 

Spring Quarter 2021
Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle by Daudi Abe with a forward by Sir Mix-A-Lot 

Thursday, April 8, 12– 1pm PST: Discussion with author + Q&A (Zoom RSVP here)

Thursday, April 8, 7 – 8:30pm PST: Hip Hop Listening Session w/ Shannon Welles + Keep Music Alive (Zoom RSVP)

Led by Roxy Hornbeck and Ashley Marshall

 Emerald Street A History of Hip Hop in Seattle Book Cover


View Past Book Clubs




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