Graduate Degree Requirements

The intensive sixteen-month program is designed as a rigorous, immersive experience, launching graduates directly into top doctoral programs or arts careers.

The intensive sixteen-month program is designed as a rigorous, immersive experience, launching graduates directly into top doctoral programs or arts careers.

Course Requirements

Foundation I: Practices of Art History (3 credit hours)

Foundation II: History of Materials and Techniques (3 credit hours)

Graduate Seminars (15 credit hours)

Practicum (15 credit hours)

*For course descriptions, see the Graduate Catalog on the UT Dallas website.

Typical Course of Study

Fall Year 1
Foundation I: Practices of Art History
Foundation II: History of Materials and Techniques
Master's Seminar in Art History

Spring Year 1
Master's Seminar in Art History
Master's Seminar in Art History
Master's Seminar in Art History

Summer Year 1
Master's Seminar in Art History
Practicum
Practicum

Fall Year 2
Practicum
Practicum
Practicum

Practicum

In the Practicum, students will design and carry out an original project in the form of a scholarly essay, a small exhibition, a collaboration with a practicing artist, archival research, or a data-driven art history project. The Practicum will be completed by the end of the fourth semester of enrollment.

Practicum projects may be carried out in collaboration with partner institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and The Warehouse.


Miniature Mountain with Emperor Qianlong’s inscription, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Qianlong period (1736-95), nephrite, Courtesy Crow Collection of Asian Art