Seattle University

College of Arts & Sciences

Arts Leadership


901 12th Avenue

P.O. Box 222000

Seattle, WA 98122

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.F.A.-Arts Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) in Arts Leadership provides future arts leaders with an opportunity to merge the latest management practices of nonprofit organizations with the specific skills necessary to lead complex arts organizations. MFA students work alongside arts management professionals in local performing and visual arts organizations and are able to apply their classroom learning in their practicum experiences. Coursework includes strategic planning, marketing, fundraising, budgeting/finance, advocacy, program development and community relations. The blend of classroom instruction and hands-on practical experience prepares students for challenging arts leadership positions. With evening and weekend course offerings, students can maintain full-time employment while enrolled in this innovative program. Seattle University's MFA in Arts Leadership program has scholarships and six grants of 5,000$ to help accepted students with tuition. For 2013, the priority deadline for applications, scholarships and grants is March 15th.


Seattle University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

International Student Requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam — Applicants who received most or all of their education in non-English speaking countries may be required by an admissions officer to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 54

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 651.00 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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