The study in contemporary art-making demands an examination of the creative process from conception through construction and exhibition. A strong commitment and dedication to the process of creating art and sound critical thinking are expected of the graduate-level student. The University of Dallas's graduate art curriculum pairs the study of visual art from historical, theoretical and critical perspectives with disciplined studio practice in an effort to define in the student's mind a clear understanding of the work and its evolution. Each student works with the entire graduate art faculty through independent studies, one-on-one critique sessions and group evaluations, thereby receiving diverse perspectives on his/her work.
The University of Dallas' Haggerty Art Village is located in a wooded setting isolated from the main campus buildings. The studio spaces are semi-private and are linked directly or in close proximity to well-equipped shop facilities with the 24-hour access.
The surrounding Dallas/Fort Worth art community provides vital and dynamic additions to the student's studio investigation. Institutions such as the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kimball Art Museum, and the Amon Carter Museum and an active gallery scene all enhance the curriculum.
At the University of Dallas the graduate program in studio art seeks to provide the self-motivated student with the tools needed to meet the demands required of the professional working artist. The graduate faculty at the University of Dallas believes that intense study, intellectual examination and historical understanding combined with the vast creative offerings in the Metroplex aptly prepare the student for a career as a professional artist. The University of Dallas graduate student can emerge from three years of vigorous study equipped with both the practical the theoretical knowledge to immerse him/herself in the art world and marketplace. Graduates from the University of Dallas are represented by galleries nationally, exhibit internationally, and teach in universities throughout the country.
Students accepted into the program may be eligible for a full tuition scholarship. A limited number of stipends are available for year-long graduate assistantships.
Braniff Graduate Office
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062