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J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts

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The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts has become a tornado of action with innovative change and vision planning for the Arts at Texas Tech. Our alumni and supporters ask, "What can I do for the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts?" Become a supporter of the College. The need for appropriate Arts facilities and programs at Texas Tech is real; your support can help us to achieve our Vision for the Future. Join us as we continue to elevate the Arts to a level of national prominence. Be a part of our journey into the future of Texas Tech University: Explore. Dream. Discover. "From Here, It's Possible."

School of Art

The School of Art strives to provide a stimulating environment where students are challenged to develop their creative and scholarly potential through exhibition opportunities, contemporary technologies, interdisciplinary and critical discourse.

School of Music

The School of Music at Texas Tech University provides a professional environment that stimulates the highest standards of excellence in music education, research, and performance.

School of Theatre & Dance

The School of Theatre and Dance is one of only two universities in Texas to offer all traditional degrees in theatre, and one of only three in the southwest to offer a Ph.D. in Fine Arts. Students pursue a core curriculum that includes training in the areas of design, acting, directing, dance, stage management, history, and playwriting.

Fine Arts Doctoral Program

An interdisciplinary doctoral program leading to the Ph.D. degree in fine arts is offered by the faculties in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This unique program emphasizes interdisciplinary among the arts and academic and artistic excellence.

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J.T. & Margaret Talkington
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The Maegene Nelson Visiting Scholar Program in Cross-Disciplinary Arts

Established with funds from her estate, this new program honors her interests in multiple arts, embodies her pleasure in extending support to others, and significantly enhances the college's Fine Arts Doctoral Program.


Faculty Awards

College Faculty members receive awards from Texas Tech .

In Demand: Alumni News

If you attended the School of Art, the School of Music, or School of Theatre & Dance at Texas Tech University, you are now alumni of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts. We would love to hear about you!


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