The Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Tech University offers two graduate-level programs associated with arts administration. The MFA in Theatre Arts with a track in Arts Administration engages students with a multi-disciplinary arts administration core curriculum, besides hands-on arts management experience through on-campus opportunities and internships. The Fine Arts Doctoral Program offers an Arts Administration concentration with the opportunity to engage with the arts administration core curriculum and develop doctoral research within the domain area.
The PhD of Fine Arts in Arts Administration trains leaders and advocates in the field of theatre management/arts administration and includes a blend of theory and practice. We are unique, however, in that we encourage students to cross boundaries and engage in activities such as acting, stage-managing, directing, or dramaturgy.
Apply through the Texas Tech Graduate School Application Portal https://ttugradschool.my.site.com/admissions/ApplicationLogin by March 1st, 2024. Provide transcripts from all previous college-level study; Provide all required supplemental items: 3 letters of recommendation, CV/Resume, payment of required application fee, and a scholarly writing sample; Statement of Purpose focusing on academic, artistic, and/or professional interests and goals specific to the program of study you wish to pursue and with a brief description of the aspects of your background relevant to your interest.
Sample of Artistic Work (Optional): Material(s) or further information related to projects you have created or developed in an administrative role.
Upon review of application, applicant may be asked to attend a live interview with faculty.