The School of Arts and Humanities is committed to interdisciplinary graduate programs that investigate the linkages between the arts and the humanities by fusing critical with creative thinking, theoretical with practical endeavors. Rather than identifying fixed disciplinary areas, the program emphasizes the interrelationship of broad areas of interest.
All our graduate programs are designed to provide students a flexible, interdisciplinary context within which to pursue a program of study built on connections among specific courses and areas of concentration. Within the specific degree plans, each student plans a program of studies in consultation with an assigned advisor.
The Graduate Program in Arts and Technology (MA, MFA, PhD) focuses on the creation, application and implications of technologically sophisticated interactive communication.
The Graduate Program in Emerging Media and Communication (MA) focuses on ways in which network technologies are transforming the creation and dissemination of information and content. The curriculum combines the creation of digital content for multiple communication platforms with the examination of cultural issues created by emerging technologies and social media. The program emphasizes networked knowledge in a fluid, collaborative environment.
The Graduate Program in History (MA) fosters advanced understanding of the processes by which interpretations of the past are made, disseminated and evaluated.
The Graduate Program in the Humanities (MA, MAT, PhD) fosters integrated study and practice of the arts, literature, history and philosophy.
The Graduate Program in Latin American Studies (MA) connects literary, historical, cultural, and visual studies and allows students to acquire expertise in multiple aspects of Latin America.
Since the School combines the humanities and the arts, many faculty members are engaged in the creation and performance of artistic works in creative writing and the visual and performing arts. In addition, nine centers and institutes that promote interdisciplinary research are located within the School:
- the Center for Translation Studies
- the Center for Holocaust Studies
- the Confucius Institute at UT Dallas
- the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology
- the Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering
- the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums
- Institute for Professional Communication
The graduate programs in the School of Arts and Humanities share several features: a high level of engagement between faculty and students; a campus environment that fosters a community of scholars; financial support that allows concentration on academics; and demonstrated success in educating graduates for careers in academia as well as the non-profit and corporate sectors.
For more information on Admission Requirements.
If you have questions about the programs in History, Humanities, or Latin American Studies contact Alice Salazar at 972-883-2756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the graduate programs in Arts and Technology contact Chip Wood at 972-883-2785 or email@example.com. If you have questions about the MA in Emerging Media and Communication, contact EMACAdvising@utdallas.edu.