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Applications now being accepted for MA and PhD program in Rhetorics of Art, Space & Culture (RASC/a)

RASC/a is an innovative, multidisciplinary graduate program offering M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in art history that prepares students for academic and museum careers in several areas of specialization in Europe and the Americas. RASC/a ("Rhetorics of Art, Space, and Culture") encompasses historical and new media, spatial practices, and critical theories of culture, race, and gender. In addition to close mentorship from award-winning faculty, students enjoy:

• Ph.D. fellowship packages of up to five years of tuition and health benefits plus a stipend of up to $25,000 per year; and M.A. support including two years' tuition scholarships and assistantships for top applicants. Many students receive internships at outstanding local institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kimbell Museum, the Amon Carter Museum , the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

• Site-specific graduate seminars that take students off-campus for a week to ten days to sites
such as Venice, Madrid, and Rio de Janeiro, and co-taught "RASC/a double" seminars that allow thematic explorations beyond a single art historical geography or time period.

• Substantial campus resources including the Hamon Library, a dedicated art and art history library; the Meadows Museum, with one of the most comprehensive collections of Iber i an art outside Spain; Bridwell Library, an internationally recognized collection of manuscripts, incunabula, and early print media; DeGolyer Library, whose collections include a wealth of materials on early voyages and travels, Western Americana, and the history of science and technology.

For more information about RASC/a and graduate study in Art History at SMU in Dallas, go to
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