Children in the Lubbock community are learning piano on new instruments due to the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.
Welcome to the
J.T. & Margaret Talkington
College of Visual & Performing Arts
Who We Are
The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (TCVPA) is the beating heart of Texas Tech University. We are a creative community with the resources of a world-class public university. Our students from all over the world shine with Texas-sized ambition, curiosity, and compassion.
Our college cultivates confidence-building artistic journeys with an infinite number of destinations. We are theatrical sound designers, independent filmmakers, and modern dance teachers. We are gallery owners, experimental sculptors, and art historians. We are symphony conductors, opera singers, and Broadway performers. We are researchers exploring the intersection of the arts with multiple disciplines.
Our schools provide a supportive visual and performing arts education. New students join a community of 1,100 arts dedicated undergraduate and graduate students—including D.M.A. and Ph.D. candidates. The arts are relevant, critical, and essential to contemporary life. An education in the arts inspires students to communicate through artistic tradition while embracing and creating innovative technologies as vehicles for individual expression and social change.
Latest TCVPA News
Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert
7:30pm - 9:00pm @ *SUB Allen Theatreevent information
A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.event information
Jerry Hunt: Transmissions from the Pleroma
SOA Satellite Gallery at CASP, 6:00-9:00 PMevent information
Symphonic Band & Concert Band Concert
7:30pm - 9:00pm @ *Buddy Holly Hall - Crickets Theaterevent information
SEARCH EVENTS BY SCHOOL
Since graduating from the School of Art I have gone on to work for a fantastic woman-owned marketing and creative agency in Austin.
I loved being a student at Texas Tech because of
the people. Throughout my time here, I've found
support and care from both the faculty and my peers.
The friendships, mentorships, and skills I have
developed here in Lubbock will stay with me for a
lifetime as I transition from the educational setting
into the professional world.
College Exclusive Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts Studies
This interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree allows students to study multiple fields in the arts in equivalent depth, preparing them for new career opportunities that integrate several artistic disciplines.
Fine Arts Doctoral Program
An interdisciplinary doctoral program leading to the Ph.D. degree in fine arts is offered by the faculties in the TCVPA. This unique program emphasizes interdisciplinary among the arts and academic and artistic excellence.
Academic programs in the TCVPA are accredited by the following:
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Association of Schools of Theatre
- National Association of Schools of Dance
Additionally, the TCVPA participates in the accreditation process for the university and its teacher education programs: