Texas Tech University

Advising Information - School of Art, School of Music, School of Theatre & Dance, Interdisciplinary Arts

School of Art

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Major: Art
Field of Specialization:

  • Art History
  • Studio Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Major: Art
Field of Specialization:

  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Art
  • Visual Studies (leading toward Teacher Certification)

Advisor: Linda Rumbelow
Room 102 Art

Students in the School of Art gain experience in drawing, ceramics, jewelry, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Computer graphics, digital imaging, graphic design, illustration, and packaging design also are offered.

School of Music

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Major: Music

Bachelor of Music (BM)
Major: Music
Field of Specialization: Music Composition
Music (leading toward Teacher Certification)
Music Performance
Music Theory

Advisor: Linda Gregston
Room 221 Music

The Texas Tech School of Music offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and instruction in all band and orchestra instruments as well as piano, voice, guitar, organ, and harp.

School of Theatre & Dance

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Major: Dance (with option for Teacher Certification)
Major: Theatre Arts (with option for Teacher Certification)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Major: Theatre Arts
Field of Specialization: Theatre Arts – Acting
Theatre Arts – Design Technology
Musical Theatre

Advisor: Beth Scheckel
Room 100C Theatre

Students in this department earn degrees in dance, theatre, musical theatre, acting, or design/technology. Graduates of the department enjoy professional and academic careers nationally and abroad.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts(BIA)
Major: General Studies

Advisor: Kathy Nordstrom
Room 203 Holden Hall

College Staff
Senior Associate Academic Dean
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Issues

Associate Dean, Graduate & Faculty Issues

Kathy Nordstrom - Lead Academic Advisor

Office located in
203 Holden Hall
(806) 742-0700

Dean's Office Responsibilities
Students need to visit the Dean's Office to obtain information or permission:

  1. Change major
  2. Testing out of classes (CLEP)
  3. Concurrent enrollment
  4. Degree Audit
  5. Privacy Act (FERPA)
  6. Overload request
  7. Degree Plan filed
  8. Intent to Graduate filed
  9. Probation/Suspension letters
  10. Special requests/problems

Special Opportunities

  • Community & Urban Studies
  • Dramatic Writing
  • Environmental Studies
  • Honors College
  • Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • ROTC – Air Force and Army program
  • Study Abroad Opportunities
  • Women's Studies

Campus Resources

  • Academic Testing Services (214 West Hall)
  • Center for Campus Life (201 Student Union Building)
  • Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) (233 Administration Building)
  • Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center (101 Doak Hall)
  • Emergency – From an On Campus phone (9-911) and Off Campus (911)
  • IT Help Central (101 Administrative Support Center, 2903 4th Street)
  • Landmark Arts Galleries (105 Art Building)
  • Mentor Tech (106 Doak Hall)
  • Parent & Family Relations (201Q Student Union Building)
  • Red to Black (24 Student Union Building)
  • Recreational Sports (202 Recreational Sports Center)
  • Registrar's Office (103 West Hall)
  • Support Operations for Academic Retention (SOAR) (80 Holden Hall)
  • Student Business Services (301 West Hall)
  • Student Counseling Center (201 Student Wellness Center)
  • Student Disability Services (205 West Hall)
  • Student Financial Center (310 West Hall)
  • Student Government Association (302 Student Union Building)
  • Student Health Services (Student Wellness Center)
  • Student Legal Services (307 Student Union Building)
  • Study Abroad (International Cultural Center)
  • TECHniques Center (205 West Hall)
  • Texas Tech Police Department (Police Department)
  • University Advising Center (79 Holden Hall)
  • University Career Center (150 Wiggins Complex)
  • University Parking Services (145 Administrative Support Center)
  • University Writing Center (175 English/Philosophy)