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Incoming Undergraduate Student Application for Academic Year 2020-2021

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. 

At the School of Art (SOA) you will be immersed in a creative environment of artists, designers, scholars, and educators from a wide number of countries, and from every county in Texas. You'll find that learning can take place both inside and outside the classroom. Through regular reviews and critiques, your work will be honed, shaped, and strengthened.

All SOA undergraduates go through a year of Art Foundations. The program starts with the basics, grounding you in the fundamentals of artmaking, and ends with a declaration of your area of specialization: BA in Art History, BA in Art, BFA in Graphic Design, BFA in Studio Art, or BFA in Art Education.

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. The general application deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year has been extended to August 31, 2020.

Upcoming Open House Events

TTU School of Art Portfolio Reviews/Open House
Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm

13th Annual School of Art Community Open House
Friday, March 6, 2020
9:00am – 4:00pm

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