Texas Tech University

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 Chicano 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-obsessed undergraduate and graduate students—including DMA and PhD 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.

College Highlights

 
 
 
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Latest TCVPA News

 

Dr. Martin Camacho

Dr. Martin Camacho introduces himself and offers students of the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts a gift.

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Disha Ganjegunte

Disha Ganjegunte's talk show “A New Disha”

Student performing onstage

School of Theatre & Dance faculty and alumni discuss the ramifications COVID-19 has had on performance culture.

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Theatre & Dance students share what it's like to be BIPOC performers in a classically white medium, and how they're changing the status quo at Texas Tech.

Ricki and Professor of Art and portrait maker Ghislaine Fremaux

Texas Tech Associate Professor of Art and portrait maker Ghislaine Fremaux joins host Ricki Castanieto to discuss her body or work. 

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TCVPA Events

  • 13-17
    Jun

    School of Art Pre-College Immersion Program

    Provides a college art experience for high school students receiving one-on-one training from TTU faculty.

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  • 21-25
    Jun

    TTU All-State Choir Camp

    School of Music choir camp for high school students.

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  • 3-9
    Jul

    TTU Band & Orchestra Camp

    School of Music band camp for high school students

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Spotlight

Justin Lynch

There is a reason why we do what we do. With lighting, I always like to amp up environments. Usually for me it's in color. I love saturation, and I love emotion.

Jason Lynch
BFA Theatre Design
2009

Noah Alonzo

As a composition major, taking composition lessons has been integral in how I write my music and develop ideas for music.

Noah Alonzo  
MM Composition
2022

Ian Olsen

I'm a production coordinator for a company called VIVA Creative. They work with high profile companies and recently sent me to Singapore to work for a company that rhymes with Gloomberg.

Ian Olsen
MFA Design
2021

Laureen Karichu

We're proving that no matter what we're going through, we can still do what we love.

Laureen Karichu  
BFA Acting
2022

 

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. 

 

 

Podcasts for All Things Visual & Performing Arts and Texas Tech

 

Icon for TCVPA The Inside Kids podcast visual perfomring arts

Listen to the TCPVA Podcast The Inside Kids on Apple Podcast

Listen to the TCPVA Podcast The Inside Kids on Google Podcast

Listen to the TCPVA Podcast The Inside Kids on Spotify Podcast