Department of Art and Art History
UT Tyler College of Arts and Sciences
The Department of Art and Art History is part of the UT Tyler School of Visual and Performing Arts and offers programs of study to prepare you for success as a professional artist, art educator or professional in the field of art.
The department’s curriculum and mode of operation resemble a professional art school, with a broad-based liberal arts education. You may select an emphasis in studio art, art education or art history. UT Tyler also offers a minor in art to complement other areas of study with expanded knowledge and ability in visual art.
In the UT Tyler bachelor of fine arts degree program, you can concentrate in 2- or 3-dimensional studio art, art history or general studio art. Preparation to become a certified art teacher is offered through the BFA degree with all-level teacher certification option.
The bachelor of arts degree in art is offered in preparation for graduate study in art history. The two most significant differences between the BA in art and the BFA in art are the 12-hour foreign language requirement and art history concentration for the BA. UT Tyler students considering the BA in art degree should consult with their advisor.
Art can be chosen as a minor to satisfy bachelor’s degree requirements in other fields. A minor requires 18 hours in art, 9 of which must be advanced upper-level. Your courses will be selected in consultation with a UT Tyler art advisor.
The master of fine arts in art degree offers concentrated studies in studio art. UT Tyler MFA students can select a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional studio art concentration.
The UT Tyler master of arts in art history degree program develops scholars and professionals who are knowledgeable about a wide range of art, from ancient to contemporary. You will develop a deep understanding of historical context, formal and stylistic development, and the relevant aesthetic theories and scholarly methodologies that define the discipline.