UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts

UT Dallas BA in Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) graduates will understand the principles and engage in the methods of visual and performing arts disciplines represented within the curriculum. They will have developed competence in specific disciplines within VPA and be able to communicate effectively across disciplines within and outside of the arts with the following skills:

  • Manage long term projects through the application of analytical, critical thinking, and creative skills to interpret creative work, solve problems, make strategic decisions, and demonstrate originality and inventiveness
  • Obtain, interpret and use knowledge, facts, and evidence to engage in meaningful and relevant discourse based in principles and theories of the visual and performing arts
  • Adapt effectively to new and emerging technologies
  • Practice integrity and ethical behavior, act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and respond constructively to feedback
  • Interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences
  • Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms, and through creative practice