Virginia Tech

Arts Leadership

Grounded in artistic curiosity and experimentation, our MFA in Theatre in Arts Leadership is a three-year program providing professional training through an individualized curriculum.

Goals and Objectives

We combine coursework with hands-on learning to provide a theoretical framework and practical experience in arts management and advocacy to prepare students for the demands of today’s leadership roles in the arts.


Critical thinking, creative problem solving, and bold experimentation form the core of our arts leadership program.

Our program is based on professional standards and practices, with particular emphasis on:

Collaborative management approaches
Inter-personal and business communication strategies
New trends in the field

Our 3-year program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours. Visit our website for specific information about our curriculum, including course descriptions and degree requirements.

Virginia Tech
School of Performing Arts, Virginia Tech
195 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

Dr. Amanda Nelson
Cyrus Pace

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 540-231-6029

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