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The M.F.A. program in Studio Art Photography integrates creative research, contemporary theory, and studio practice culminating in a solo exhibition.
We serve our students by focusing on their intellectual and creative growth, fostering each student's practice, and preparing them for a lifetime of accomplishment and meaningful contribution as culture creators.
While in the College of Visual Arts and Design, students participate in ideas and methodologies across disciplines while engaging in the critical practice of the fine arts. Housed in a world-class Tier 1 research institution, the vibrant cultural capitals of Dallas and Fort Worth are a short drive from the UNT Art Building.
Our graduate programs are led by engaged artists and educators who are recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research. The CVAD Studio Art faculty are passionate and work to help students realize their potential.
We are proud of the diverse means of research modes and art-making processes in our program and the many successes of our M.F.A. graduates who make their impact through creative inquiry, scholarship and innovation.
Our M.F.A. students are passionate, skilled, dedicated and have a unique vision!
Education – continues higher education in a photography graduate program. Instructs private lessons or public workshops and classes at colleges, universities, local arts organizations, museums, galleries, community centers, artist residencies, or studios.
Fine Artist – sells and creates artistic photographs for gallery exhibitions or individuals.
Commercial Photography Work – includes positions in the following specialties.
Other Areas – archiving, image retouching and editing, photo restoration, lighting assistant or darkroom assistant.
Employment of photographers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.