Texas Woman's University

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Its four campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston are joined by a fifth e-Learning campus that offers innovative online degree programs in business, education, and general studies. Six consecutive semesters of enrollment growth have produced a record enrollment of 11,353 students. TWU is connecting excellence to the real world by:

Addressing the health care needs of Texans by opening a new Institute of Health Sciences Houston Center in 2006 and planning for a new Institute of Health Sciences Dallas Center to be built at TWU's Parkland campus,
Producing more new nurses and health care professionals than any other university in Texas,
Helping ease the teacher shortage by placing highly qualified professionals where they're needed most in the classroom,
Offering a liberal arts-based curriculum that prepares students for success in an increasingly global world and
Conducting research that impacts the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, osteoporosis, str... [ Read All ]


United States

Corner of Texas and Oakland at the Denton campus
TX 76205
Phone: 940.898.2530
Website: http://www.twu.edu/soa/va

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Our Aims

Texas Woman's University is a notable institution, primarily for women, dedicated to excellence through academic achievement, research and creativity, innovation and collaboration and committed to fiscal accountability.

TWU's academic and social environment empowers students by inspiring intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning, embracing scholarship and research, developing leadership and personal responsibility, and promoting diversity and respect for all individuals.

TWU educates students to succeed as they pursue careers, research or graduate study in the liberal arts, sciences, health, education and business professions. By setting high expectations and high ideals, TWU prepares its graduates to lead personally and professionally fulfilling lives.


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Department and information about the department

To develop an appreciation and understanding of the arts as expressions of personal and cultural experience and to prepare individuals, particularly women, for professional work in the arts.

It is the special mission of the School of the Arts:

Goal: Educational Programs for Arts Professionals
To provide liberal arts-based graduate and undergraduate programs of study which balance tradition and innovation and value diverse approaches to making, performing and researching the arts.

Goal: Collaboration Among the Arts
To provide a collaborative teaching/learning environment that encourages a diverse student population to develop meaningful interaction across the arts disciplines.

Goal: Scholarship
To advance knowledge and creative aresearch in the arts through encouraging excellence in art making, performance, research and writing by students and faculty in local, regional, national and international venues.

Goal: Support Core Curriculum
To offer arts courses and experiences designed to provide all university students with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and appreciate the arts.

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Information For  Undergraduates

Bachelor of Arts , Bachelor of Fine Arts,
B.A. - concentration in Clay, History of Art, Painting, Photography or Sculpture
B.A. - Visual Arts, with All-Level Art Certification (formerly Art Education)
B.F.A. - concentration in Clay, History of Art, Painting, Photography or Sculpture
B.F.A. - concentration in Graphic Design, Graphic Design Minor, or Digital Media Minor
B.F.A. - concentration in Photography with Business


Information For  Postgraduates

Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts
M.A. - Art Education, M.A. - Art History, M.A. - Graphic Design, M.A., M.F.A. - Studio major in Clay, Painting, Photography, Sculpture (the M.F.A. is granted through the Federation of North Texas Area Universities)


Information For  International Students




Student Facilities

The Department of Visual Arts, which began offering courses in 1903, has offices and studios in a beautifully renovated building that has housed the department for more than 50 years. While retaining much of the character of the original structure, which was built in 1936, the Fine Arts Building now has completely modern facilities and equipment.


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