UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Doctor of Philosophy in Visual and Performing Arts

UT Dallas PhD in Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) graduates will conduct advanced research and creative practice in the Visual and Performing Arts. The PhD in VPA will prepare graduates to communicate, teach (collegiate level), research, analyze, and create within their areas of emphasis and expertise.

  • Apply new knowledge and perspectives about the arts within culture and society
  • Use relevant and appropriate methods to participate in scholarly research and discourse to expand knowledge within their field of expertise
  • Compose and publish scholarly works and participate in peer review
  • Create and think independently, analytically, and critically, acknowledging complexity in visual and performing arts within cultural contexts and current practices
  • Develop leadership skills in the classroom and within the collegiate and local community to engage others in creation, performance, and production of works