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Art (MFA), M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, TX,
The graduate program in Art (MFA) seeks to provide the self-motivated student with the tools needed to meet the demands required of the professional working artist.

About

Artists maintain and develop the cultural life of a society by means of their unique expression of the basic truths of existence.

Intense study, intellectual examination and historical understanding combined with the vast creative offerings in Dallas/Fort Worth prepare you for a career as a professional artist. Emerge from three years of vigorous study equipped with both the practical and the theoretical knowledge to immerse yourself in the art world and marketplace. 

Graduates from the University of Dallas are represented by galleries nationally, exhibit internationally, and teach in universities throughout the country.

Specialize in ceramics, painting, printmaking or sculpture.

Get involved in the artistic and scholarly environment of the Haggerty Art Center, with stimulation provided by independent study offerings and on-campus and Dallas/Fort Worth area exhibitions and collections, as well as visiting artists and lecturers. All of these construct the real environment needed for growth in the arts.

Contemporary art making from conception through construction and exhibition

The University of Dallas's graduate Art (MFA) curriculum pairs the study of visual art from historical, theoretical and critical perspectives with disciplined studio practice in an effort to define a clear understanding of the work and its evolution.  Students work with the entire graduate art faculty through independent studies, one-on-one critique sessions and group evaluations to diverse perspectives on his/her work. A strong commitment and dedication to the process of creating art and sound critical thinking are characteristic of our students. 

An oasis for creativity

The University of Dallas' Haggerty Art Village is located in a wooded setting isolated from the main campus buildings. The studio spaces are semi-private and are linked directly or in close proximity to well-equipped shop facilities with the 24-hour access.

The surrounding Dallas/Fort Worth art community provides vital and dynamic additions to the student's studio investigation. Institutions such as the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kimball Art Museum, and the Amon Carter Museum and an active gallery scene all enhance the curriculum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ancient Art
  • History of American Art
  • Art of the Italian Renaissance
  • Special Studies in Art History
  • Medieval Art
  • Northern Renaissance
  • Baroque to Neoclassical

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Application for admission to the Master of Arts in Art (M.A.) includes:

  • A completed online application form
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • A statement of purpose
  • A portfolio of at least ten representative works
  • Official transcripts sent directly to the Braniff Graduate Office from each college or university attended by the applicant (even if no credit or degree was earned)
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree is prerequisite for entering the Master of Arts in Art program.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      665 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 665 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    • National Applies to you

      665 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 665 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Dallas

    • 1140 - 1930 USD/month
      Living Costs

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

    Funding

    Amount: Scholarship recipients will receive an exclusive rate of $1,000 per credit hour for the remainder of their program.

    Eligibility: New students who have demonstrated significant achievements may be selected for a Gupta College of Business Scholarship.

    To be eligible for this scholarship you must: 

    • Be admitted to the MBA or MS program within the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. Graduate certificate and non-degree seeking students are not eligible.
    • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per term.
    • Remain in good academic standing.
    • Meet the following application deadlines (only applicants who have submitted all required application documents and fees will be considered):

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