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Doctor of Philosophy in Visual and Performing Arts

Curriculum

The PhD in Humanities degree program is designed primarily for individuals who wish to conduct advanced research and to teach at the college level, but it is open to qualified candidates who wish to enhance fully their knowledge and skills. The program provides students with a flexible, interdisciplinary context within which to pursue their studies, built on connections among specific courses and areas of interest. Each student plans an individual program of studies in consultation with an assigned advisor.

In addition to the core class in Humanities, the program encompasses three main areas of study:

  • History of Ideas which concentrates on history and philosophy.
  • Literature which concentrates on literature, rhetoric, creative writing and translation.
  • Visual and Performing Arts which concentrates on the visual and performing arts, art history and film studies.

All students must take two seminars in each of these three main areas of study, and a series of electives in Visual and Performing Arts.

Program Information

School: School of Arts and Humanities

Program: Visual and Performing Arts

Catalog page: PhD

PhD in Visual and Performing Arts Fact Sheet

PhD in Visual and Performing Arts Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's or master's degree in arts and humanities fields

GPA: 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate and graduate work)

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Contact

Pia K. Jakobsson (PhD-Humanities)
972-883-4706
800 W. Campbell Road JO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JO 4.128

Alice Presti
972-883-2756
800 W. Campbell Road JO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JO 4.510

Possible Careers

Professor; Teacher and Researcher

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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