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Students in the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (TCVPA) study with highly trained faculty in their field, preparing the next generation of performers, composers, artists, and scholars. Through hands-on internships, residencies, and arts-based study abroad, students have the opportunities to broaden their abilities for a future in all areas of art, dance, music and theatre.

Step 1: Apply to Texas Tech

An application to the university can be completed before or after applying to your program of interest (see Step 2). Admission to the TCVPA is contingent upon admission to Texas Tech.

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Step 2: Apply to the Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts

Any incoming admitted or currently enrolled Texas Tech student is required to apply to their program of interest. Learn more about our programs below.

School of Art

We offer a supportive and creative environment for emerging art historians, graphic designers, studio artists, and arts educators.

School of Music

We are home to a dynamic and talented group of performers, composers, educators, and scholars in all major areas of music study.

School of Theatre & Dance

Students can find innovative and exciting ways to connect with an audience through dance, design, acting, and musical theatre.