Texas Tech University


Welcome to the School of Art

The TTU School of Art is one of the strongest accredited art schools in the country. We provide a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and ensure that students have the freedom to develop as artists, designers, scholars, and educators. Part of the J. T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts, we encourage interdisciplinary learning, and believe that artmaking benefits from a wide variety of academic disciplines. Our programs infuse creative experimentation with intellectual rigor: thinking and making are inseparable. Our award-winning faculty takes education seriously, giving individual attention to each and every student. Faculty pay attention, and listen. Our student body is energetic, diverse, and ready to make art. Many of them start their careers early, making challenging art, drawing from history, creating communities, exhibiting – before they graduate.

Undergraduate Programs
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Latest News

Robly Glover, Glover-Renwickprofessor of jewelry design and metalsmithing, had his work, Stop, placed on permanent display in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The piece is exhibited with 80+ other works that comprise the continuing exhibition series Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, which focuses on the interconnectivity of objects and the overlapping stories they tell.

The School of Art has announced the Tina Fuentes Art Fellowship Initiative to honor her on the occasion of her upcoming retirement.  [Click Here] to learn more about how to contribute to the endowment fund, the upcoming retirement party, and the "Black Hat" art project.

Shannon Cannings, adjunct instructor of foundational drawing and design, was interviewed by Glasstire magazine about her exhibition Triggered, which showed at the Cris Worley Gallery in Dallas through March 23. The show featured new works in oil on canvas, with brightly colored, realistic depictions of toy guns relating to consumerism, children, and the gun culture in America. Arts and Culture Texas is featuring Triggered as one of the Top Ten things to see in Texas in February.


Upcoming Events

03.01 - 05.11.2019

MFA Thesis Exhibitions 
Graduating students from the MFA program in Studio Art
CASP, LHUCA, and Art Building Studio Gallery
Openings occur during First Friday Art Trail

03.18 - 04.21.2019

Assembling Animal Communication
Curated by Kevin Chua, Ph.D.
Art Building Landmark Gallery
Presented in conjunction with the Animal/Language Conference
RECEPTION: Friday, March 22nd, 7:30-8:30 PM

04.23 - 05.07.2019

Engineering Meets Art Exhibition
Curated by Professor Sang-Mi Yoo & DREAM team
Work by graduate students in Printmaking & Civil Engineering
MERC (Maddox Engineering Research Building)
RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 23rd, 5:00-7:00 PM, MERC foyer

07.29 - 08.09.2019

Marfa Intensive


APES 2019 
Animation & Public Engagement Symposium
Call for Papers and Session Proposals

Landmark Arts

Assembling Animal Communication