Texas Tech University


Incoming Student Application for Academic Year 2017-2018

Why choose the Texas Tech School of Art?

At the School of Art (SOA), we don’t think of art as just a pastime or hobby. Learning to make art involves developing and nurturing a whole range of skills and abilities, which will prepare you for a lifetime of career success. Here at the School of Art, you will be immersed in a creative environment of artists, designers, scholars, and educators, from a wide number of countries, and from every county in Texas. You’ll find that learning can take place both inside and outside the classroom. Through regular reviews and critiques, your work will be honed, shaped, and strengthened. Discover, for instance, how drawing can take you from a page, to the world beyond. Design your own degree: a BA in Art offers you the ability to construct a more interdisciplinary degree that combines different disciplines – for example, photography and biology, or sculpture and engineering. Your undergraduate education in art will be rounded off by courses in a variety of core academic disciplines across the TTU campus. Programs that are rewarding, exciting, and transformative: art will never be the same again..

All SOA undergraduates go through a year of Art Foundations. The program starts with the basics, grounding you in the fundamentals of artmaking, and ends with a declaration of your area of specialization: BA Art History, BA in Art, BFA Graphic Design, BFA Studio Art, BFA Visual Studies. 

After incoming freshmen and transfer students have applied and been accepted into Texas Tech University to start school in Fall 2017, they are required by the School of Art to submit a portfolio and/or writing sample as part of its admissions requirements into the Art Foundations Program.

Freshmen and transfer students intending to enter the BA in Art or the BFA in Graphic Design, Studio Art (all areas), or Visual Studies programs must submit a portfolio for the Art Foundations Program – a sample of your own, best work – as part of the application process. See Part B of the Application Form .

Freshmen and transfer students intending to enter into the BA in Art History program must submit a writing sample – your best Art History paper or similar paper for the Art Foundations Program – as part of the application process. Art History additionally requires incoming students to submit a resumé and a high school or college transcript - see Part C of the Application Form.

The completed application with your portfolio and/or writing sample will also make you eligible for School of Art RECRUITMENT SCHOLARSHIP evaluation and consideration.

Complete the Application online by going to SlideRoom and clicking on the admissions program called Incoming Freshman or Transfer Student Application 2017-2018.

There is a $10 service fee for using the online application process. You can also download the Application Form [HERE], complete it and mail it with your attachments to:

ATTN: INCOMING STUDENT APPLICATION Texas Tech University School of Art Box 42081 Lubbock, TX 79409-2081

We are still accepting applications.

For more information, contact: Carol Flueckiger, Art Foundations Coordinator.

Application to enter Texas Tech University should be done via ApplyTexas on the TTU Admissions website, and should be done prior to completing this application.