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School of Art



Director – Professor Lydia Thompson
Academic Advisor – Kristy Kristinek
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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. Students may obtain undergraduate degrees in art with areas of study in visual studies (teacher certification), communication design, studio art and art history.

Undergraduate scholarships available to art students include:
Art Memorial Scholarship (winners may become eligible for the Lubbock Arts Alliance School)
Charles M. PiJan Memorial Scholarship (studio art students)
Clarence Kincaid Memorial Scholarship (junior or senior art education students)
P&D Roch Scholarship (studio art students with emphasis in sculpture or painting)
W. Reid Hastie Memorial Scholarship (junior or senior art education students)
Willie and Eva Tate Family James LaMunyon Chancellor’s Council Scholarship (art history students)
Thomas Curry Roberts Regents Art Scholarship
Tom H. Dieckow Painting Scholarship (painting students)
Geneva Griffin Regents Scholarship

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Art
Fields of Specialization in

  • Communication Design

  • Studio Art

  • Visual Studies (leading to teacher certification)

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Art            
Fields of Specialization in

  • Art History

  • Studio Art


Elementary or secondary art teacher
Graphic designer in areas such as editorial, collateral, web, and corporate design
Work in art-related fields such as museums, galleries, and cultural art centers
Producing and selling works of art

Ken Little, 2014 Texas State Visual Artist-3D
Caleb Bennett, Deputy Art Director, New York Times Magazine
Kirby Guthrie, Gallerist, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York
Scott Dadich, Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine
Vivian Gill, Web & New Media Manager, The Frick Collection, New York City
T.J. Tucker, Art Director, Texas Montly
D.J. Stout, Partner, Pentagram, Austin

Internships are encouraged but not required as part of art degree programs.


Tech Art History Society
Association of Graphic Artist
National Art Education Association               
Metals Club
Clay Club
Print Club
Photo Club
Tech Artist Society