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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.

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Latest News

The School of Art is seeking applicants for four faculty positions: Professor and Director of the School of Art, Assistant Professor in Latinx Art History, Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, Assistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design. Click here for more information.

An interdisciplinary exhibition, 'Sun', opened at Studio 1 at CASP on Feb. 1 and focused on harnessing the sun as energy, as medium, and as a dialogue. Works included art objects as well as modular solar panel kits and floating habitat workspaces from physics and architecture. Contributors included Carol Flueckiger, associate professor and coordinator of Art Foundations; Andrew Lawson, MFA candidate in printmaking; and School of Art alumni J. Eric Simpson and Krista Steinke.

J. Eric Simpson, 2013 BFA alumnus of the Studio Art program, who is currently an artist in residence at the Charles Adams Studio Project, has been raising interest with his creative research on South Plains monoculture practice.  Read the Glasstire.com article [HERE].  And read an interview with Eric on the same topic [HERE]. 

In honor of her career of achievement, Heather Warren-Crow, associate professor of interdisciplinary arts, has been awarded the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award, the most prestigious honor given to faculty members throughout the Texas Tech University System. Read the full story.

Kathryn Kelley and Sylvia Weintraub, students in the Fine Arts Doctoral Program, are featured in Texas Tech Today for their dissertation research at the Performing Arts Research Lab (PeARL) of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (TCVPA). Kelley's research addresses writing as it relates to the artistic process, mental health risks, and artists' issues. Weintraub's work explores the do-it-yourself culture (DIY) in our consumer society of prefabricated products. 

Pre-Modern Bibles: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Complutensian Polyglot BibleCo-curated by Janis Elliott, Ph.D., associate professor of art history and John Howe, professor of history, Pre-Modern Bibles: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, is the largest collection of original and facsimile biblical manuscripts ever assembled in West Texas.The exhibition is hosted by the Museum of Texas Tech University through March 3, 2019.

Upcoming Events

01.26 - 03.3.2019

Miguel Brieva: Welcome to the World 
Art Building Studio Gallery 


12th Annual Community Open House 
Art Building & 3D Art Annex 


TTU High School 150 - Art Competition 
SOA Satellite Gallery at CASP 

03.09 - 04.21.2019

Assembling Animal Communication 
Curated by Kevin Chua, Ph.D.
Art Building Landmark Gallery
Presented in conjunction with the Animal/Language Conference 


Landmark Arts

Welcome to the World