Enhance the world around you.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.