MFA : General Requirements
Below are the basic requirements for gaining entrance to the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Texas Arlington Art + Art History Department. If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our undergraduate advisor.
2. Specific Course Requirements Area of Concentration: 39 semester credit hours Supporting Studio Courses: 9 semester credit hours Art History: 9 semester credit hours Free Electives: 3 semester credit hours Combination will total: 60
Courses outside the area of concentration (supporting and free electives) should be taken from faculty other than the major professor. It is strongly recommended that the students study with a minimum of three additional faculty members during the course of his/her program. Students are also encouraged to take a free elective outside the Art and Art History Department.
The supervisory committee will approve the course options (work) and scholarly research, also. It is emphasized that this is a committee/department option, not a student option.
3. Departmental Assistantships Although graduate students enrolled in the MFA program have a very good chance of receiving a graduate teaching, graduate research, or graduate assistantship at some time during their program of study, this is not guaranteed by the department. The Department of Art and Art History is committed to offering as many other types of employment opportunities within the department as possible (i.e. assignment as a student assistant in the Gallery at UTA).
To receive a GA, GTA, or GRA, a student must be full-time (i.e. enroll in at least 9 hours, but not more than 12 hours each semester) and must be making and continue to make significant progress towards the completion of the degree (cf. selection II. E. Academic Warning and Dismissal, Graduate Faculty Handbook, Department of Art and Art History). GA, GTA, and GRA awards are based on the overall quality of the applicant as well as departmental needs.