School of the Arts
Mary Williford-Shade, Professor
Location: DGL 206A
Pamela Youngblood, Professor
Location: MUSIC 114
Graduate Degrees Offered
- M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. in Dance
- M.A. in Drama
- M.A. in Music (with emphasis in Music Therapy, Music Education, Music Pedagogy, and Music Performance)
- M.A. in Art (with concentration in Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture)
- M.F.A. in Art (with concentration in Ceramics, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture)
The M.F.A. in Art degree is granted through the Federation of North Texas Area Universities.
The Department of Dance and the Department of Music are institutional members of their respective arts accrediting agencies. See department sections for information.
The School of the Arts brings together the Departments of Dance, Music and Drama, and Visual Arts. The School is a community of artists, educators, therapists, and scholars, and serves a diverse student population, especially women, within a liberal arts context.
Interdisciplinary artistic engagement is integral to the School of the Arts. Student and faculty creative involvement is encouraged, across traditional and new media, in a spirit of innovative and inventive collaboration. The faculty and students in dance, drama, music and visual arts come together to share in performing arts productions, concerts, exhibitions and cross-disciplinary projects and programs. The School is committed to promoting understanding and appreciation of the power of the arts to reflect and influence society and to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve.
Performing and exhibiting facilities include the 1150-seat Margo Jones Performance Hall; the 110-seat Redbud Theatre; Eberly Recital Hall; studio performance spaces in the Dance building and Pioneer Hall; and two professional quality galleries in the Fine Arts Buildings.
Students may major in any one of the departments with degree programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts and, in Dance, the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Teacher certification programs are offered in dance, music, and visual arts.
Department statements, admissions requirements, degree programs, and course listings for each individual Department are located in the department sections of this catalog and on the department homepages.
For more information please see the School of Arts website .