Master of Fine Arts

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Campus address: Art Building (ART) 3.330, phone (512) 471-3377; campus mail code: D1300

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program in Design, Department of Art and Art History, 2301 San Jacinto Boulevard Stop D1300, Austin TX 78712-1412



Facilities for Graduate Work

In addition to the extensive library and computer resources available on campus, the design program supports a computer laboratory dedicated to addressing students’ specific needs, including typography, two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging, sound animation, and video. Many items, including digital video and digital still cameras, can be borrowed by students. The laboratory is staffed sixty hours a week during the long semesters. Graduate students have twenty-four-hour access to the laboratory. In addition to a fully equipped black-and-white darkroom, a photo studio supports the image-capturing requirements of photographic, digital, and video technologies. Letterpress facilities are complemented by an extensive collection of wood and metal type for printing and book projects, and the Department of Art and Art History wood shop addresses many three-dimensional prototyping needs. Studio space is provided specifically for graduate students.

Areas of Study

The focus of the program is on the creation of a multidisciplinary environment within which students are encouraged to use critical skills to investigate the social, political, and economic contexts in which design is created and used. This emphasis on critical and contextual investigation applies to all forms of learning in the program, including the making of artifacts and more abstract exploration of design issues through discussion, reading, and writing.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2017.

Paul E Bolin
Kate Catterall
Carma Ryanne Gorman
Teresa Hubbard
Jiwon Park