Texas Tech University

J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts

Academic Dean – Dr. Noel Zaher
Senior Associate Academic Dean – Andrew Martin
Associate Dean – Lora Deahl
Lead Advisor – Kathy Nordstrom
(806) 834-4753
Website - www.vpa.ttu.edu

The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & 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. Moreover, the College provides students with opportunities to be innovative and confident, to think critically, and to be successful in their chosen field. Importantly, our courses and degrees emphasize synthesis and connection via academic and creative programs, internships and service learning. Lastly, the College contributes cultural enrichment and an understanding of the arts locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

School of Art
School of Music
School of Theatre & Dance

Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts


Major in Art with fields of specialization in:
Visual Studies (leading to teacher certification) (BFA)
Graphic Design (BFA)
Studio Art (BA & BFA)
Art History (BA)


Major in Music with fields of specialization in:
Music (leading toward teacher certification) (BM)
Music Performance (BM)
Music Composition (BM)
Music Theory (BM)
Music (BA)

Theatre and Dance

Majors in Theatre Arts and Dance with fields of specialization in:
Theatre Arts – Acting (BFA)
Theatre Arts – Design/Technology (BFA)
Theatre Arts (can seek teacher certification) (BA)
Dance (can seek teacher certification) (BA)
Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre (BFA)

Interdisciplinary Arts

Major in Interdisciplinary Arts (BIA)

Art History, Studio Art (with a variety of areas), Fine Arts, Photography, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Metals & Jewelry, Sculpture, Music, Dance, Theatre Arts, Theatre Arts Acting, Theatre Arts Design

Scholarships available to J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts students include the need-based H.Y. Price Scholarship. Individual departments in the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts offer additional scholarships.