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Undergraduate Student Application for Academic Year 2021-2022

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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 the TTU Admissions website. Next, you must complete your School of Art application on RaiderConnect. Create your account, then select APPLICATIONS and choose the College of Visual & Performing Arts Application. Questions? Email talk@ttu.edu

Prospective students who submit an application and the required portfolio by February 1, 2022 will automatically be considered for a scholarship.

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Why choose the Texas Tech School of Art?

In a recent (January 2021) ranking by Best Value Schools, arts programs in Texas Tech's J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (School of Art, School of Music, and School of Theatre & Dance) ranked #1 in Texas for value of degree received as compared to cost.

Whereas the average tuition per semester for the colleges and universities on their list is about $4,889, at Texas Tech a degree in the arts can be as low as $2,832 per semester, for in-state tuition. The survey asserts that creative art professionals can find work in virtually all fields across the state.

In fact, 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. 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 c.flueckiger@ttu.edu.