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Curriculum

MFA Arts Leadership

Arts Leadership students participate in a weekly seminar that helps integrate the fellowship experience with the coursework taken through The Theatre School and The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Elective coursework may cover topics such as ethics, grant-writing, human resources, labor relations/negotiations, leadership, marketing, non-profit management, organizational dynamics, or strategic planning.

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First YearHours
MPS 500 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT 4
WRD 522 WRITING IN THE PROFESSIONS 4
MPS 515 NONPROFIT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 4
MGT 530 LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS 4
MPS 519 RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 4
Synthesis Seminar  
THE 521 ARTS LEADERSHIP SYNTHESIS SEMINAR 3
THE 522 ARTS LEADERSHIP SYNTHESIS SEMINAR 3
THE 523 ARTS LEADERSHIP SYNTHESIS SEMINAR 3
Graduate Management Practicum  
THE 511 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM 6
THE 512 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM 6
THE 513 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM 6
Select one 500 Level CMNS Course Chosen in Consultation with the Arts Leadership Department Head 4
Second Year
MPS 525 WORKING WITH NONPROFIT BOARDS 4
MPS 561 LAW AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS 4
AP 550 ORGANIZATIONAL AND/OR INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS 2
Synthesis Seminar  
THE 621 ARTS LEADERSHIP SYNTHESIS SEMINAR 3
THE 622 ARTS LEADERSHIP SYNTHESIS SEMINAR 3
Graduate Management Practicum  
THE 611 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM 6
THE 612 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM 6
THE 613 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM 4
THE 681 ARTS LEADERSHIP THESIS PROJECT 5
Select eight credits total of Elective Courses, as approved by advisor. 8
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