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The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers a diverse array of programs and courses in art, music, theatre, and dance. The college seeks to prepare students who will be leaders in the profession by employing the highest standards in performance, teaching, research, and artistic and creative vision.

The college provides students with opportunities to be innovative and confident, to think critically, and to be successful in their chosen field. Courses and degrees emphasize synthesis and connection via academic and creative programs, internships, and service learning.The college contributes cultural enrichment and an understanding of the arts locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

School of Art

School of Art

The School of Art strives to provide a stimulating environment where students are challenged to develop their creative and scholarly potential through exhibition opportunities, contemporary technologies, interdisciplinarity and critical discourse.

Degree programs engage students in art through an examination of contemporary, historical, and cross-cultural issues, ideas, and actions in relation to multiple, diverse, and global visual cultures. The School of Art emphasizes exhibition opportunities, contemporary technologies, and interdisciplinary opportunities.

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School of Music

School of Music

The School of Music at Texas Tech University provides a professional environment that stimulates the highest standards of excellence in music education, research, and performance.

Degrees offered:
Bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs

Faculty includes performing specialists on all instruments and in the areas of conducting, composition, electronic music, music technology, music education, music history and literature, and music theory.

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Department of Theatre & Dance

Department of Theatre & Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance is one of only two universities in Texas to offer all traditional degrees in theatre, and one of only three in the southwest to offer a Ph.D. in Fine Arts. Students pursue a core curriculum that includes training in the areas of design, acting, directing, dance, stage management, history, and playwriting.

Come study and train with us at Texas Tech. Work with your head and your body in a comprehensive, invigorating, non-traditional theatrical adventure!

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Fine Arts Doctoral Program

Fine Arts Doctoral Program

A multidisciplinary doctoral program leading to the Ph.D. degree in fine arts is offered by the faculties in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary program stresses academic and artistic excellence.

Students in the Fine Arts Doctoral Program first obtain a foundational core of knowledge from multidisciplinary courses in Art, Music, Theatre, and Philosophy and then specialize in a specific area of visual or performing arts.

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