SMU Meadows School of the Arts

Meadows School of the Arts provides intense, conservatory-style study in performing and visual arts, hands-on communications training in a top-five media market, prime internships, arts entrepreneurship courses, and opportunities to double major across disciplines campus-wide. The school presents over 400 events a year for all SMU students and the public, including art exhibits, lectures, dance and music concerts, theatre performances and more. Meadows offers multiple opportunities and resources for graduate students in Art, such as full-tuition scholarships; the New York Colloquium trip to NYC museums and galleries; postgraduate fellowships, including an exchange program with E.N.A.S. in Dijon, France; travel awards and more. SMU Meadows is located in Dallas, Texas, home of the largest urban arts district in the United States.



Undergraduate BA and BFA: 4 years, full-time; MFA: 2 years, full-time, Fall admission only.


Art: ceramics, creative computation, drawing, installation, new media, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, sound, and time-based media.

Additional Meadows majors: Art History; Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship; Film and Media Arts; Dance; Music; Theatre; Advertising; Journalism; Corporate Communication and Public Affairs.

current faculty

Courtney Brown, Melanie Clemmons, Michael Corris, Barnaby Fitzgerald, Ira Greenberg, Tamara Johnson, Eileen Maxson, Brian Molanphy, Jonathan Molina-Garcia, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, James Sullivan, Philip Van Keuren, lauren woods.

notable alumni

John Alexander, Deborah Ballard, David Bates, Caroline Chandler, Kelly Cornell, Kaleta Doolin, Ginger Geyer, Kyle Hobratschk, Shanjana Mahmud, Olivia Martin, Anna Membrino, Juan Alberto Negroni, Pamela Nelson, Savannah Niles, Amy Revier, Bret Slater, Olivia Smith, Theodore Stanley, Jeff Zilm.

visiting artists

2018-19: Tony Cruz Pabón, Simonetta Moro, Signé Pierce, Nyugen Smith, Holly Walker.


SMU Meadows School of the Arts
Owen Fine Arts Center
6101 Bishop Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205

Telephone: 214-768-2698