Application Process

Applications for the Ph.D. in Art Education are considered in both the Fall and Spring semesters and the due dates are January 5 and October 1, respectively.

Applying to a program in the College of Visual Arts and Design is a 2-part process. An applicant must apply to both the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies and to the Department of Art Education and Art History, as detailed in Steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Apply to the Toulouse Graduate School

  • Submit an online application at ApplyTexas as soon as possible
  • Contact the registrar’s office at each college and university you have attended and request that each send an official transcript of your records to the Toulouse graduate school.  Transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended and must arrive by the application deadline.

    By U.S. Postal Service:
    Toulouse Graduate School
    1155 Union Circle #305459
    Denton, TX 76203-5017

    By UPS/FedEx:
    Toulouse Graduate School
    1147 Union Circle, ESSC 354
    Denton, TX 76203-5459

  • Submit your GRE scores

Step 2: Apply to the Department Of Art Education & Art History

Send all of the following items as either hard copy or via email attachment to:

Department of Art Education and Art History
College of Visual Arts and Design
1155 Union Circle #305100
Denton, TX 76203
aeah@unt.edu
940-565-4777

  1. Letter/statement of intent. This should include an explanation of your professional objectives and how they will be furthered by graduate study. In this statement you should refer to specific faculty members with whom you will want to work.
  2. Sample of writing. This should either be a copy of a graduate research paper in art or a professional document. It should demonstrate your ability to write in a clear and scholarly fashion
  3. 15-20 slides, cd, links, or other manifestations of recent artwork, ten of which should be in your major concentration OR a second writing sample.
  4. Professional resume. This should list all relevant work experience, affiliations, etc.
  5. At least three (3) letters of recommendation. This should be on the recommender’s university or company letterhead and MUST be submitted directly to the department by the recommender. There is no specific recommendation form required.

For questions about the process, contact the Department of Art Education and Art History at aeah@unt.edu

Student accomplishments

Rachel Hiser Newberry Paper

Rachel Hiser, MA student in Art History, has had her paper, "Leading the Eye: Space as A Didactic and Spiritual Tool in the Twelfth-Century Church of San Clemente, Rome," accepted for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2016 graduate student conference. Her paper will be part of the panel "Cosmography, Space, Place," on Thurs, Jan 28, 1:30-3:00pm.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Rachel Hiser, MA student in Art History, has had her paper, "Leading the Eye: Space as A Didactic and Spiritual Tool in the Twelfth-Century Church of San Clemente, Rome," accepted for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2016 graduate student conference. Her paper will be part of the panel "Cosmography, Space, Place," on Thurs, Jan 28, 1:30-3:00pm.

Alumni accomplishments

Lauren LaRocca at O'Donnell Institute, DMA

Lauren LaRocca (MA, Art History 2009) is the Coordinator of Special Programs with The O’Donnell Institute. She oversees collaborations between the Dallas Museum of Art and the O’Donnell Institute. She coordinates scholars’ access to collections, arranges class visits, plans the logistics of jointly-sponsored programs, and oversees both day-to-day operations and special events at the research center.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Lauren LaRocca (MA, Art History 2009) is the Coordinator of Special Programs with The O’Donnell Institute. She oversees collaborations between the Dallas Museum of Art and the O’Donnell Institute. She coordinates scholars’ access to collections, arranges class visits, plans the logistics of jointly-sponsored programs, and oversees both day-to-day operations and special events at the research center.