Jerry Austin, Associate Professor and Chair; M.F.A., Louisiana State University.
Robert Milnes, Professor and Dean; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.
Elmer Taylor, Regents Professor; M.F.A., Arizona State University.
Laura Beard, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., University ofWashington.
Matthew Bourbon, Associate Professor; M.F.A., School of Visual Arts,New York.
Susan Cheal, Associate Professor; M.F.A., University of Texas at San Antonio.
Vincent Falsetta, Professor; M.F.A., Temple University.
Robert Jessup, Professor; M.F.A., University of Iowa.
Annette Lawrence, Professor; M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art.
Elaine Pawlowicz, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Amie Adelman, Associate Professor; M.F.A., University of Kansas.
Lesli Robertson, Senior Lecturer; M.F.A., University of North Texas.
Harlan Butt, Regents Professor; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University.
Ana Lopez, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.
James Thurman, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Paula Gaetano Adi, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., Ohio State University.
Andrew DeCaen, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., University of South Dakota.
Lari Gibbons, Associate Professor; M.F.A., University of Nebraska.
Dornith Doherty, Professor; M.F.A., Yale University.
Paho Mann, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., Arizona State University
Pavel Romaniko, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology.
Richard Davis, Professor; M.A., University of Wyoming.
Timothy DeVoe, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University.
Department of Studio Art
Art Building, Room 316
Our goals in the Department of Studio Art are to inspire creativity, to foster critical thinking and to help you develop the competencies necessary for effective leadership roles in art.
By pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art at the University of North Texas, you can receive a comprehensive education in one of eight concentration areas. Concentrations are available in Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fibers, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, New Media Art, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. We also offer you:
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our M.F.A. degree program among the nation’s best. Our students regularly show their work in professional galleries and win awards at regional and national competitions.
Studio art faculty members are both productive and accomplished and dedicated to quality teaching and service.
The College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nation’s most comprehensive visual arts schools, and it’s considered one of the best in the Southwest. The facilities include:
Other educational assets include the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, the Visual Resources Collection, the Print Research Institute of North Texas, an extensive art and library collection and the Texas Fashion Collection.
In addition to exceptional studio, exhibition and campus resources, you can participate in a wide variety of cultural and career options available throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. We also offer regular opportunities to study and travel in foreign countries.
You’ll need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and submit the following documents to the department:
For graduate school requirements and possible exceptions, visit gradschool.unt.edu.
The M.F.A. program requires a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work that includes:
Our college offers financial assistance with teaching assistantships and fellowships and area assistantships. The number of appointments and positions vary from semester to semester. Students awarded half-time appointments are eligible to receive state-paid individual health insurance, a reduced rate on insurance for spouses and children, and out-of-state tuition waivers.
We have approximately 60 teaching assistantships and fellowships and 20 area assistantships available each long semester. Numerous other scholarships open to all graduate art majors are offered annually.
New M.F.A. students may be eligible to receive $1,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships for their first year of study. This award qualifies a student for instate tuition rates and is renewable for a second year if the student makes satisfactory progress in their program.