Department of Art and Art History Studio Art

Graduate Program Overview

UT’s Studio Art Program has developed an interdisciplinary environment of high expectation: self-motivation, intellectual capacity and responsibility. Our faculty find these conditions best promote an artist’s ability to develop work of the greatest consequence. Within our well-equipped facilities, students explore the various disciplines’ parameters, depths and overlaps, discovering applications to new and traditional modes of expression while simultaneously examining links between art and the world. Ours is a vital community of diverse and engaged artists. Professionally active faculty, knowledgeable technical staff, a vital visiting artist and critic program and the tremendous research facilities housed at the University of Texas foster our creative community.

Degree Offered

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art

This is a particularly auspicious year as we launch our completely redesigned and re-imagined graduate program. We are now a two-year (rather than three) program. This is a fast-paced, full-time, studio-intensive interdisciplinary degree program that takes full advantage of the university’s physical, technical and intellectual resources. Students can choose to work in depth in a particular area or across any of our five disciplines: Painting/Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture + Extended Media, and Transmedia. Additionally, this year inaugurates the start of a reciprocal exchange program between the Royal College of Art in London and ours. Each fall we send a second year studio art grad to the RCA for the semester while they, in turn, send one of their second year students to study here at UT. We are all immeasurably the richer for it! You will be able to glean much from this website. Most if not all of your questions will be answered here. Read on! We hope that you may become one of us.

Faculty

Painting/Drawing
Troy Brauntuch
Sarah Canright
Michael Mogavero
Dan Sutherland
John Yancey

Photography
Anna Collette
Teresa Hubbard

Printmaking
Lee Chesney
Sandra Fernandez
Tim High
Leslie Mutchler

Sculpture
Amy Hauft
Beili Liu
Jack Risley
Margo Sawyer
John Stoney
Jeff Williams

Transmedia
Kristin Lucas
Bodgan Perzynski
Michael Smith