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Undergraduate Student Application for Academic Year 2020-2021

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Application Process

Applying to the School of Art is a two-step process. First, you must complete your application to Texas Tech University through ApplyTexas on the TTU Admissions website. Next, you must complete your School of Art application in Acceptd.

Prospective students who submit an application and the required portfolio by February 1, 2020 will automatically be considered for a scholarship.

Open House Events

Fall Open House
Saturday, October 10, 2020
9:00am-12:00pm

Spring Open House
First Friday every March

Why choose the Texas Tech School of Art?

Researchers are finding that art students have skills that are unique and adaptable to many different industries. At Texas Tech you will learn technical and conceptual skills in a state-of-the-art facility that can lead to a wide variety of careers. A recent Washington Post article cited Google's surprise to discover that art and humanities students turn out to be better employees than IT-trained workers. A Guardian article offers insights into how art students can launch their careers by applying their skills while they are still in school. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified numerous areas that young creatives can go into, and shows that many of those jobs pay quite well. 

Advanced Placement

Students entering art programs may be considered for advanced placement in the Art Foundations program through the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) or the School of Art Foundations Portfolio Review.

Art students who score a 4 or 5 on the College Board Exams in drawing portfolio, two-dimensional design portfolio, or three-dimensional design portfolio will receive credit for Drawing I, and/or 2D Design, and/or 3D Design II (ART 1302, 1303, 2303).

Students also may be considered for advanced placement by presenting a portfolio of artwork to the School of Art Foundations Portfolio Review Committee to determine if the portfolio merits course credit for Drawing I, 2D Design, and/or 3D Design. The Art Foundations Portfolio exam is a service provided to students who declare a field of specialization in art. It is not intended for students minoring in art or seeking to fulfill a fine arts general education requirement.

Students who are awarded advanced placement through the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) or the School of Art Foundations Portfolio exam may earn 6 hours of college credit. Entering art students who receive a 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Program in art history will be exempt from taking ARTH 1301 or 2302.

For more information, contact: Associate Professor Carol Flueckiger, Art Foundations Coordinator, at soa.portfolio@ttu.edu.