However, you find yourself working, the Painting program of the University of Houston will provide you with the time, resources, academic framework and support as you strengthen and refine your painting practice.
The structural backbone of our program is an intensive, self-motivated studio investigation, supported by faculty mentoring, critique with visiting artists and critics, and peer-group support. Studio research is supplemented by a broad range of course and seminar offerings, access to excellent facilities for printmaking, ceramics, wood, metal, and digital fabrication, and internships in Houston’s world-class museums, galleries and alternative spaces.
Our most dedicated graduates enjoy dynamic careers making and exhibiting art. For these artists, the BFA degree is only the beginning of a lifetime of learning and dedication to the profession, as they establish independent studio practices and begin their professional careers. These graduates follow the path of productive, impactful artists, by expanding discourses in contemporary art, and contributing to the cultural vitality of Houston and other important art centers.
Many find employment in fine art related fields in institutions such as museums, galleries, and non-profit spaces; and in support industries including art handling, documentation, and preservation. Others complete teaching certification requirements through the College of Education and teach in public school systems. Students who are interested in teaching at the college level must first earn an MA or MFA degree.
- Writing Seminar
- Drawing Studio
- Painting Studio
- Contemporary Painting
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Art History Museum Studies View 413 other Masters in Art History in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- BA, BFA or BS in any field from a US accredited institution with a minimum of 3.0 (B) GPA earned in the last 60 hours of coursework
- A portfolio and statement of intent are the most important parts of the application. The School of Art evaluates and admits MFA applicants primarily on the basis of work completed in the major area of concentration to which the application is made
- A University of Houston Graduate School application
- A Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts application
- Non-refundable application fee
- Official transcript from each college or university attended since high school
- Three people to serve as references. At least one of these should be familiar with your your art or design work.
- A statement of intent expressing your reasons for pursuing graduate study in your area of interest. Indicate on the statement the concentration to which you are applying.
- A resume or CV
- A portfolio uploaded to the application portal
International9936 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4968 USD per semester during 36 months.
National9936 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4968 USD per semester during 36 months.
In-State3840 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1920 USD per semester during 36 months.
Living costs for Houston
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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