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Incoming Student Application for Academic Year 2019-2020

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 Art History, BA in Art, BFA Graphic Design, BFA Studio Art, BFA Visual Studies.

Be sure to get your TTU application process completed first. Application to enter Texas Tech University should be done via ApplyTexas on the TTU Admissions website, and should be done prior to completing the School of Art application.

Online School of Art Application is accepted [HERE].

Please submit your Application and materials by February 1, 2019 to be considered for a scholarship.

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