Texas Tech University


Welcome to the School of Art

The TTU School of Art is one of the strongest accredited art schools in the country. We provide a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and ensure that students have the freedom to develop as artists, designers, scholars, and educators. Part of the J. T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts, we encourage interdisciplinary learning, and believe that artmaking benefits from a wide variety of academic disciplines. Our programs infuse creative experimentation with intellectual rigor: thinking and making are inseparable. Our award-winning faculty takes education seriously, giving individual attention to each and every student. Faculty pay attention, and listen. Our student body is energetic, diverse, and ready to make art. Many of them start their careers early, making challenging art, drawing from history, creating communities, exhibiting – before they graduate.

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Latest News

The School of Art is seeking applicants for four faculty positions: Professor and Director of the School of Art, Assistant Professor in Latinx Art History, Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, Assistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design. Click here for more information.

Shannon Cannings, adjunct instructor of foundational drawing and design, was interviewed by Glasstire magazine about her exhibition Triggered, showing at the Cris Worley Gallery in Dallas through March 23. The show features new works in oil on canvas, with brightly colored, realistic depictions of toy guns relating to consumerism, children, and the gun culture in America. Arts and Culture Texas is featuring Triggered as one of the Top Ten things to see in Texas in February.

Dirk Fowler, associate professor of graphic design, and Joe Arredondo, director of Landmark Arts have received 2019 LHUCA Gala Awards.  Fowler received the William D. Kerns Award for the Visual Arts and Arredondo received the LHUCA Catalyst Award.  Awards were announced during the February 23rd LHUCA Gala - read more here.


Upcoming Events

03.18 - 04.21.2019

Assembling Animal Communication 
Curated by Kevin Chua, Ph.D.
Art Building Landmark Gallery
Presented in conjunction with the Animal/Language Conference
RECEPTION: Friday, March 22nd, 7:30-8:30 PM 

03.23 - 04.07.2019

32nd Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition
Juror: Rainey Knudson, Founder, Glasstire.com
Art Building Studio Gallery 
Awards Reception: Saturday, March 23rd 6:00-8:00 PM


APES 2019 
Animation & Public Engagement Symposium
Call for Papers and Session Proposals

Landmark Arts

Assembling Animal Communication