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 curriculum of the Art (MFA) program of University of Dallas 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 StructureCourses include:
- Ancient Art
- History of American Art
- Art of the Italian Renaissance
- Special Studies in Art History
- Medieval Art
- Northern Renaissance
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesVisual Arts Art History View 736 other Masters in Visual Arts in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A completed online application form
- A $50 non-refundable application fee (paid online)
- Three letters of recommendation (sent directly from the recommender to the Braniff Graduate School)
- A statement of purpose (max. 750 words)
- A portfolio of at least 15-20 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)
International8100 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8100 USD per year during 12 months.
National8100 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8100 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Dallas
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
Check the official programme website for potential updates.