Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The Department of Art and Art History offers a limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) to full-time students of superior ability and potential.

Contact: Heather Macali Associate Professor, Graduate Officer at

About GTAs

There are two GTA categories:

  • Art History
  • Studio Art/ Design

GTAs are awarded for one academic year, beginning with the Fall semester.

Those who receive a GTA may apply for a one-year additional Assistantship. Current GTA's must reapply if they would like to be considered for a second year Assistantship. Satisfactory academic progress is required for reappointment as assessed through quality of studio work and passing of the annual winter review.

GTA provides an annual stipend and a waiver of ten (10) graduate credits per semester. GTA teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Art and Art History. GTA recipients are required to work 20 hours/week.

Application requirements and selection criteria

  • Deadline: January 15 annually for both new and renewal applications.
  • Decision Date: Applicants will be notified by June 15 annually.

GTA's in Studio Art will be selected based on the quality of work samples and statement of intent, and references.

GTA's in Art History will be selected based on the quality of the statement of intent and references.

How to apply for a GTA

Current students: Follow the directions on the GTA application form.

Prospective students: Follow the directions in your graduate program application. To apply for a GTA your application will require the completion of a supplemental written statement (no more than 500 words) summarizing the GTA applicant's purpose and goals. 


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