MA in Art - Concentration in Art History & Visual Culture

Masked guests viewing an art exhibit in the Fine Arts Building gallery

As a graduate student in our visual culture program, you have the opportunity to explore visual art through an interdisciplinary perspective. Developing knowledge and skills in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies and/or Studio Art, you will analyze the visual world through historical, social and cultural lenses. Our program will prepare you for engagement in a contemporary arts world through our focus on critical and creative inquiry, learn-by-doing approach, effective written and oral communication skills, and social justice-based perspectives. You will also benefit from our smaller-sized MA program that fosters one-on-one interaction and mentorship with faculty.

Degree details

Admission requirements

Admission to the M.A. in Art (concentration in Art Education or Art History)

Program Contact

Prof. Gary Washmon

Application Deadlines

Spring - November 15
Fall - February 15

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Complete a separate application to the Department of Visual Arts through SlideRoom. This will consist of:
    • Letter of intent
    • Artist/research statement
    • Current vita or resumé
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • A portfolio of 20 images of original work (with captions)
  3. Complete a phone, video chat, or in-person interview with graduate admissions coordinator.

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