Graduate Study

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The UT College of Fine Arts graduate programs are among the finest in the world, offering exceptional masters and doctoral study in a variety of disciplines. Graduate alumni are renowned artists, arts leaders and awarded scholars; with 500 graduate students enrolled, Fine Arts graduate students are engaged at the highest levels in their fields and represent the future of the creative disciplines and arts scholarship.

Holly Williams, COFA Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

All Graduate Admissions are through the Graduate School. For more information about specific programs, please visit that program’s site.

Art and Art History

  • MA in Art Education
  • MA in Art History
  • MFA in Studio Art
  • PhD in Art History  

Contact: Stacy Brodie for Art History

Contact: Violet Cantu for Art Education, Studio Art

Butler School of Music

  • Artist Diploma
  • MM, PhD in Conducting
  • MM,, DMA in Music Composition
  • MM, DMA, PhD in Music & Human Learning
  • MM, DMA in Music Performance
  • MM, PhD in Music Theory
  • MM, PhD in Musicology/Ethnomusicology

Contact: Dan Seriff

School of Design and Creative Technologies

  • MFA in Design (admission on hold for entering in 2018)

Contact: Violet Cantu

Department of Theatre and Dance

  • MFAs in Dance, Design and Technology, Directing, Playwriting, Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities

  • MA, MFA, PhD in Performance as Public Practice

Contact: Andrea Grapko