Texas Tech University

Students on stage performing musical

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


The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (TCVPA) provides a supportive and ambitious arts education with multiple programs to choose from. New students join a community of 1,100 arts-obsessed undergraduate and graduate students—including D.M.A. and Ph.D. candidates—spread across three different schools:

TCVPA is a confidence-building, mind-expanding artistic journey with an infinite number of destinations. TCVPA grads are theatrical sound designers, independent filmmakers, and modern dance teachers. They're gallery owners, experimental sculptors, and Chicano art historians. They're symphony conductors, opera singers, and Broadway performers. Most importantly, our alumni lead rewarding lives marked by unceasing creativity, hard work, and honest expression—habits that they learned right here at Talkington



Aaron Chavarria
Interdisciplinary Arts Studies Advisor