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Student painting in workshop

School of Art
Graduate Student Admissions

why choose texas tech School of Art

At the School of Art (SOA), we recognize that artists today are not just makers of images and objects, but – more importantly – cultural producers, trend-setters, activists, and leaders, who use art to shape a global conversation on the world we live in. Here at the SOA, making and thinking are inseparable: learn to move freely between courses in art history and theory, and studio production. You will be encouraged to cross artistic disciplines, to experiment with new media and techniques, and to infuse your art with history and theory. Exhibition opportunities allow you to present your work long before you graduate. Your greatest challenge will be to find and develop your artistic voice – one that can transform complex ideas and experiences into rich and vivid forms. Come here for that world of possibility.

how to apply

For specific instructions on how to apply for your program of interest, go to the link for your program listed under the "Programs" menu above, or contact the specific program coordinator. 

MFA Studio Art: Ghislaine Fremaux

MA Art History: Dr. Kevin Chua

Interdisciplinary PhD in Fine Arts: Dr. Kevin Chua

Master of Art Education: Dr. Rina Little 


academic progress

how to get involved

SOA Graduate Student Advisory Council

SoA-GSAC - Members work closely with the Director to disseminate information and collect graduate student concerns and issues to bring to the Director's attention.  Collaboration between fields of study is encouraged to represent students in matters of the College and University.  The SoA-GSAC does not replace the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts Graduate Advisor Committee.

Patricia A. Earl


Contact the Advisor

Patricia A. Earl
Senior Academic Advisor