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 productive, 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:
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 via Slideroom:
30 credit hours of studio art courses (24 credit hours must be in your concentration area)
Our college offers financial assistance with teaching assistantships and fellowships and area assistantships.
The number of appointments and positions vary from semester to semester.
We have approximately 50 teaching assistantships and fellowships and 12 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 in-state tuition rates and is renewable for a second year if the student makes satisfactory progress in their program. For more information about scholarships, visit the art website .
Jerry Austin, Associate Professor; M.F.A., Louisiana State University.
Elmer Taylor, Regents Professor; M.F.A., Arizona State University.
Laura Beard, Associate Professor; M.F.A., University of Washington.
Matthew Bourbon, Associate Professor; M.F.A., School of Visual Arts (New York).
Jim Burton, Senior Lecturer; M.F.A., University of North Texas.
Susan Cheal, Associate Professor; M.F.A., University of Texas at San Antonio.
Christian Fagerlund, Senior Lecturer; M.F.A., New York Academy of Art.
Vincent Falsetta, Professor; M.F.A., Temple University.
Robert Jessup, Professor and Department Chair; M.F.A., University of Iowa.
Annette Lawrence, Professor; M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art.
Elaine Pawlowicz, Associate 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, Associate Professor; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.
James Thurman, Associate Professor; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
Martin Back, Senior Lecturer, M.F.A., University of North Texas.
Elissa LaFleur Sheppard, Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Emerson College
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, Associate 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.
Alicia Eggert, Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Alfred University
Department of Studio Art
Art Building, Room 316