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Heather Mann

“I was hired as an adjunct professor at UT Tyler a few months after completing my master of art in art history at the university. Today, I teach Women in Art and the Art History survey courses. It is a privilege to work with a faculty of this caliber and dedication. The university has hired professors who are true experts in their respective fields.

“I’ll never forget the trip I took to Italy as a student. Led by Dr. Jill Blondin, it was two weeks overseas of experiencing magnificent Renaissance art and presenting fascinating research. Ultimately, this trip provided me with the focus for my thesis, ‘The Torment of St. Anthony,’ by Michelangelo Buonarroti, at the Kimbell Art Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas.

“Education is a field I enjoy and I plan to continue teaching longterm. After experiencing the quality of art history education at UT Tyler and studying in the university’s state-of-the-art facilities, I’ve seen firsthand what great art history education is. I want to provide the same thing to others.”

Jill Kerr, Carthage, TX
MA Art History, 2010

Art History MA Degree

Study in a Top Texas College Art Program With the Latest Facilities

Admission Requirements

Complete The University of Texas at Tyler’s master of arts (MA) in art history to prepare for a career in teaching, museum or arts management.

  • Examine art from ancient to contemporary on the Tyler campus in facilities rated among the best in Texas and nationwide. Spanning more than 30,000 square feet, art facilities feature the latest audio and digital technology.
  • Study with renowned full-time art faculty, including art historians and scholars, and access an extensive database of art images.

Tyler master’s graduates work at such institutions as:

Bishop T.K. Gorman High School, art instructor

Longview Art Museum, director

Kilgore College, art instructor

All Saints Episcopal School, art instructor

Learn more from the Department of Art and Art History

Master’s in Art History: In-Depth. Individualized.

  • Learn proven theories and methodologies to pursue your independent research and produce your thesis.
  • Apply for a teaching fellowship and gain valuable classroom experience. Teacher certification in higher education is also an option.
  • Sample curating work through hands-on experience at the Tyler Museum of Art and the university’s own Meadows Gallery.

Art History Faculty: Published. Practicing.

  • Get opportunities for one-on-one faculty collaboration typically offered only at a small private university or professional art school.
  • Study with published authors and practicing artists, along with full-time art historians recognized for their scholarly expertise.

Be individually mentored by Department of Art and Art History faculty who seek to develop future scholars and professionals who will excel in the art world.

Learn about UT Tyler’s art history faculty

Art History Courses: Engaging. Illuminating.

Graduate Studies in Renaissance Art History – Complete an advanced study of the art of Renaissance Europe, including architecture, sculpture and painting produced in Northern and Southern Europe from 1300 to 1600.

Graduate Studies in Twentieth-Century Art – Pursue an in-depth study of painting, sculpture and architecture throughout the 20th century. Avant-garde movements including cubism, dadaism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop art and op art will be closely examined.

Graduate Studies in Baroque and Rococo Art – Explore painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from 1600 to 1790. Special attention will be given to the impact on art during the Counter-Reformation and the circumstances leading to the French Revolution.

More about UT Tyler’s art history MA program of study

Career Outlook for MA in Art History Graduates

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for archivists, curators and museum technicians are expected to increase 11% through 2022. Jobs for archivists are expected to increase as public and private organizations require more focus on records and information. Public interest in science, art, history and technology will continue, creating opportunities for curators, conservators and museum technicians. UT Tyler graduates are art teachers, curators of private collections, museum staff workers and gallery art historians. Visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Archivists, Curators and Museum Workers for more details.

Find Out More:

Department of Art & Art History
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7250
Fx: 903.566.7062