The MFA in Arts Leadership was granted full membership in the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE). This Master’s program, one of seven in the College of Arts and Sciences, combines academic coursework with practical experience. According to Kevin Maifeld, MFA Program
Director, full membership in the association is akin to accreditation for MFA
acknowledgment represents the culmination of a three-year process of curriculum
reviews, faculty assessments, and student reviews,” Maifeld said. “The
association sets very high standards of education for arts administrators and
holds an MFA degree in Arts Management from the University of Alabama, is the
Founding Director of the MFA in Arts Leadership and Professor in the College of
Arts and Science. The 54-credit MFA program accepted its first students in
2007. Program alumni currently hold positions in major arts organizations, including
Balagan Theatre, Lincoln Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts, Cornish College
for the Arts, and the Lee Center for the Arts.
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