Texas Tech University

Visual and Performing Arts

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 Texas 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)


The Facts

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 Center.
  • 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


www.hs.ttu.edu | 806.742.3031
Apparel Design and Manufacturing


www.mcom.ttu.edu | 806.742.3385
Advertising | Public Relations
Creative Media Industries | Digital Media & Professional


www.vpa.ttu.edu | 806.742.0700
(School of Art, School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance)
Art History | Communication Design | Dance
Music (BA and BM) | Music Composition
Music Performance | Music Theory
Studio Art | Theatre Arts (Acting, Design Technology, or Musical Theatre) | Art Education


www.honr.ttu.edu | 806.742.1828
Honors Arts and Letters (art and aesthetics track) 

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.