Through our active exhibition program, students of all disciplines enjoy the opportunity to display their work.

Inspiring opportunities

As a student in the College of Visual Arts and Design, you’ll develop the skills you need to launch your career.

Maria Razo

“The visiting artist lecture series introduced me to inspiring world-class artists. It exposed me to professionals who are making their own rules when it comes to self-employment, which has expanded my view on making money doing what I love.”

Maria Razo
Printmaking student

Designing new solutions

Students with a thirst for creation find their purpose in one of our Design degrees, which include the professional disciplines of Communication Design, Fashion Design and Interior Design. Our design classes stress ideation and collaboration and give you the opportunity to work with award-winning faculty members. You also will enjoy access to unique resources, such as the Texas Fashion Collection, a museum quality collection of 20,000 garments.

Preserving the future of art

Our programs in Visual Art Studies (teacher preparation) and Art History are ideal for students who are passionate about preserving and cultivating art. While students in our Visual Art Studies program work with local schools to develop the skills they need to teach art, Art History scholars benefit from our unique relationship with area art museums to get hands-on experience before they graduate. For students continuing their studies in art, we offer an M.A. in Art History and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art Education.

Developing the next generation of professional artists

Artists in our Studio Art program enjoy a free exchange of ideas that sets the stage for extraordinary achievement. Within the Studio Art program you can choose among the diverse fields of Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Fibers, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, New Media Art, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture to find the right outlet for your creativity. You will work with professionally active faculty members and enrich your education through our many galleries and visiting artist programs.