Learning Outcomes

Our learning outcomes seek to create a balance between theory and practice, and reflect the university's mission, vision, and values. By the completion of the MFA Arts Leadership degree, students should possess specific core competencies in certain areas including:

  • Demonstrate leadership in complex organizational environments including the dynamics of working with boards, organizational structure and staffing, and working with artists and other constituencies
  • Exhibit understanding of the dynamics and logistics of institutional development related to how art gets presented and produced
  • Demonstrate application of research methodologies to the field including the ability to conceptualize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data
  • Recognize and address the legal, ethical, and policy environments for the arts
  • Demonstrate mastery in financial and audience development, strategic analysis and planning
  • Develop a professional perspective on the international environment for the arts and the impact of the global economy

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Contact Us

Kevin Maifeld, MFA
Arts Leadership Programs Director
JEFF 401
206.296.5370
maifeldk@seattleu.edu

Jen Smoose
Program Coordinator
JEFF 401
206.220.8244
smoosej@seattleu.edu

Ki Gottberg
Chair, Performing Arts & Arts Leadership
206.296.5363
ki@seattleu.edu

Graduate Admissions
206.220.8010
grad-admissions@seattleu.edu

Student Financial Services
206.220.8020
financialservices@seattleu.edu