Dr. Martin Camacho begins his role as Dean on July 1.
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.
Latest TCVPA News
School of Art Pre-College Immersion Program
Provides a college art experience for high school students receiving one-on-one training from TTU faculty.more information
TTU All-State Choir Camp
School of Music choir camp for high school students.more information
TTU Band & Orchestra Camp
School of Music band camp for high school studentsmore information
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.
As a composition major, taking composition lessons has been integral in how I write my music and develop ideas for music.
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.
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: