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Graduate Student Alumni Spotlight

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Chelsea BaranskiStudent Name:  Chelsea Baranski

Program: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Studio Art

Hometown: Canton, Texas

Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Tyler

Graduation Year: 2016

Why did you choose to attend UT Tyler?

I chose to attend UT Tyler because of its inviting atmosphere. Since I completed my undergraduate degree at UT Tyler, I experienced and saw firsthand the commitment of the faculty of the Art Dept. I researched the Masters program of many universities, but I felt confident that UT Tyler's graduate program was best for me.

What are your career goals and how does your graduate program support them?

Ultimately, I would like to teach at the college level. The graduate program will support my endeavors. With a Teaching Assistantship, I will receive hands-on experience by teaching an entry level class. I believe that will provide many future opportunities for me.

What do you like most about UT Tyler?

I enjoy that the Art Dept. offers students hands-on experiences to prepare them for the future. Opportunities range from working in the gallery assisting with lights or hanging shows to speaking about my work with a public backdrop. The faculty assists the students with gaining understanding about what it means to truly be an "artist."

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