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Your degree will help you make the world a more beautiful place.

Your creativity drives your goals. Maybe you have an eye for taking a great photograph or an ear for composing beautiful music. Combine your interest in the arts with business, science or teaching. Become a performer, designer, manager or teacher.


Why Tech?

The preparation you receive will jump-start your career, like Scott Dadich, BFA/Art, 1999, who landed the job of Associate Art Director for Texas Monthly magazine at age 24 and is now producing content for Netflix. And David Gaschen, BA/Vocal Performance, 1993, whose musical theatre career took him from Lubbock to Chicago, Switzerland and Germany before he received an invitation to perform in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

The professors gave the extra time and effort to see that my energies were pointed in a positive direction."

- Scott Dadich - Creator, Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix)


Get experience on and off campus:

  • The on-campus Fine Arts Learning Community, which includes performance space, mentoring programs and fine arts work space in the residence hall.

  • Strong associations with local organizations like the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Youth Symphony, Ballet Lubbock, Lubbock Community Theatre, Underwood Center for the Arts and the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.

  • Apparel Design and Manufacturing internships with BCBG Max Azria-New York, Michael Kors-New York, Joe Boxer-San Francisco and the Paris Fashion Institute.

Colleges and Majors

Here are the colleges that have majors in Visual & Performing Arts.

  • Art Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Transmedia

  • Dance

  • Interdisciplinary Arts Studies

  • Music Composition, Music Education, Performance, Theory

  • Theatre Arts Acting, Design/Technology, Musical Theatre

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(School of Art, School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance)

  • Apparel Design and Manufacturing

  • Fashion Merchandising

  • Interior Design

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  • Advertising

  • Creative Media Industries

  • Digital Media and Professional Communication

  • Media Strategies

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  • Honors Sciences and the Humanities

    If you're looking for more in your college experience, the Honors College lets you spend time in and out of class with others who share your passion for learning. Specialized courses, undergraduate research, early registration and an Honors residence hall community compliment the outstanding instruction you'll receive from expert faculty.

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