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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

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.

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.

Aaron Hegert, new assistant professor in photography, has been interviewed by Photo-Emphasis about his artwork and teaching practice at School of Art. Read the interview [HERE].   

Assistant Professor Ghislaine Fremaux opened a solo exhibition of her large-scale nudes entitled This Acceptable Body: Large Scale Drawings on Aging and Nudism at Valdosta State University on September 17th. The Valdosta Daily Times covered the exhibition with a news story.

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

Closing 12.15.2018

Detention NationSin Huellas Collective Installation Exhibition 
Art Building Landmark Gallery
Panel Discussion: Oct 20, 4:00-5:00 PM, English LH001
Reception: Oct 20, 5:00-7:00 PM, Art Building Foyer


11th Annual Medici Circle 5x7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser

01.26 - 02.3.2019

Miguel Brieva: Welcome to the World 
Art Building Studio Gallery 


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

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

Detention Nation