Graduate Assistantships

The Graduate School of the University of Georgia offers assistantships in Interdisciplinary Arts Research available to students entering programs in Art, Music and Theatre and Film Studies.

Assistantships are awarded each year on a competitive basis following a highly qualified student’s nomination by their major department. Recipients of these assistantships must be fully admitted to the Graduate School in a degree seeking status.

Assistantship stipends for Graduate School awards are $1,854 per month for a master’s student and $2,062 per month for a doctoral student holding a master’s degree. These awards are made for the first 21 months of graduate studies. The total annual benefit to the student is equivalent to their annual stipend plus a tuition waiver of $4,352 (resident) or $12,346 (non-resident) per semester. The student pays a reduced tuition of just $25 per semester and fees of $1,139 per semester. Individual departments will continue funding at departmental rates during the final two semesters of study.

These awards require a sixteen-hour per week work commitment. During the first two years of study, recipients will develop creative research under the auspices of Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Assistantship duties will include the students own collaborative work across disciplines and facilitating collaborative projects and proposals with faculty, students, and community members. Individual departments will assign duties during additional years of study.

To be considered for a graduate assistantship in Interdisciplinary Arts Research, applicants should send a one-page statement to be included with their UGA application materials. The statement should describe the applicant’s current research interests and any previous experiences in interdisciplinary or collaborative environments.

For more information about graduate degrees in the arts please visit:

Lamar Dodd School of Art

Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Theatre and Film Studies