Graduate Program Overview
UT’s Studio Art Program has developed an interdisciplinary environment of high expectation: self-motivation, intellectual capacity and responsibility. Our faculty find these conditions best promote an artist’s ability to develop work of the greatest consequence. Within our well-equipped facilities, students explore the various disciplines’ parameters, depths and overlaps, discovering applications to new and traditional modes of expression while simultaneously examining links between art and the world. Ours is a vital community of diverse and engaged artists. Professionally active faculty, knowledgeable technical staff, a vital visiting artist and critic program and the tremendous research facilities housed at the University of Texas foster our creative community.
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art
This is a particularly auspicious year as we launch our completely redesigned and re-imagined graduate program. We are now a two-year (rather than three) program. This is a fast-paced, full-time, studio-intensive interdisciplinary degree program that takes full advantage of the university’s physical, technical and intellectual resources. Students can choose to work in depth in a particular area or across any of our five disciplines: Painting/Drawing, Photography, Print, Sculpture + Extended Media, and Transmedia. Additionally, this year inaugurates the start of a reciprocal exchange program between the Royal College of Art in London and ours. Each fall we send a second year studio art grad to the RCA for the semester while they, in turn, send one of their second year students to study here at UT. We are all immeasurably the richer for it! You will be able to glean much from this website. Most if not all of your questions will be answered here. Read on! We hope that you may become one of us.