MFA students build a portfolio of practice in the arts sector, strengthened by academic rigor and applied research. Seattle's vibrant cultural community serves as a laboratory while students develop professional skills and strategic insight informed by a commitment to social justice.
Coursework includes strategic planning, marketing, fundraising, finance, and advocacy. With evening course offerings, students can work while enrolled in the program.
The MFA in Arts Leadership is a full member program in the Association of Arts Administration Educators.
Seattle U's MFA in Arts Leadership program sets a path for success because the classes are taught by top notch instructors coupled with hands on practicum experience. After graduation, I felt confident and prepared to launch a career in arts administration and I continue to feel supported by the camaraderie of my fellow alums.Laura Hammarlund MFA '12 Development Director, Pratt Fine Arts Center
Seattle’s thriving performing and visual arts community is the laboratory for our students and many of our alumni.
Our alumni and faculty work at many of these organizations as well, plus Pratt Fine Arts Center, Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas, Frye Art Museum, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra.
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