M.Sc. On Campus

Visual and Performing Arts

University of Texas at Dallas

12 months
22302 USD/year
22302 USD/year
12344 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts degree program at University of Texas at Dallas is designed to allow graduates to pursue a career in the arts or arts-related fields, or to continue into doctoral study.


Students seeking the MA in Visual and Performing Arts at University of Texas at Dallas may thus elect a professional option or a research option. Students with plans for doctoral study should choose the research option. 

The research option requires students to demonstrate proficiency in an approved foreign language and to complete a portfolio. Students pursuing the research option for the MA in Visual and Performing Arts may submit a creative project as part of their portfolio.

Visual and Performing Arts is an interdisciplinary program of study, so students take the majority of their coursework in Visual and Performing Arts courses, but most also take two seminars each in History/History of Ideas and Literature.

Career Options

  • Graduates of the program seek positions such as: artists, performers, teachers, researchers, arts administrators, arts entrepreneurs, arts writers/critics, editors, museum staff, consultants, archivists and other positions in research or professional practice. 
  • Career settings may include higher education, non-profits, cultural and historical organizations, publishing houses, government agencies, international development organizations, museums and archives, business/corporate entities and independent consulting.

Programme Structure

  • The Graduate Program in Humanities brings together scholars from history, philosophy, literature, creative writing, art history, film studies, and the performing arts who share a commitment to transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to humanistic study and practice. 
  • The MA and Ph.D. programs provide students with a flexible context in which to pursue research across a wide range of critical approaches and theoretical debates in the arts and humanities disciplines.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • GRE or GMAT score.
  • Completed UT Dallas graduate application.
  • Application fee.
  • $50 non-refundable international credential evaluation fee.
  • Diplomas and/or degree certificates. Upload scanned copies with certified English translations by the appropriate academic institution or government agency.
  • All college/university transcripts or mark sheets.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Certified translation of non-English documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11151 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    22302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11151 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6172 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Richardson

1207 - 2237 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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