Department of Art






Cultivate your imagination and resourcefulness through the Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Art. The Department of Art inspires and prepares students to excel in a variety of art professions and engage in a life-long appreciation of the visual arts.

The Department of Art offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum in the visual arts leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. Subsequent acceptance into the graduate program allows students to pursue a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. Majors receive broad-based instruction in the foundation areas and proceed through increasingly specialized programs of study that emphasize personal concepts and technical refinement.

The degrees offered are Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with concentration areas in Art History and Studio Art; Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with concentration areas in Ceramics, Experimental Studies, Painting, Sculpture, or All-Level Teaching Certification; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography with concentration areas in Commercial and Fine Art; Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication with concentrations in Art Direction, DesignNew Media and see the award-winning work here.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication prepares students for careers in the advertising industry. Advanced courses in these areas are offered in Dallas, where new facilities, field trips, and internships keep students abreast of the latest trends and technologies in the rapidly growing field of Communication Arts.

The Department of Art utilizes several buildings on campus for its many different programs and courses, including the University Gallery which hosts an annual series of exhibits of interest to the university and the surrounding area.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an accredited institution of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The university, and by extension the Department of Art, is also fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Fall 2021 Art Day Juried Digital Art Scholarship Competition

Deadline for portfolio entries: October 30, 2021
Scholarship Awards Announcement: November 15, 2021

We look forward to viewing your artwork for this competition.

  • Must be a high school senior or a transfer student
  • Please include your email address and physical address
  • Include your teacher’s name and email address
  • Include the name of your school

Art Portfolio requirements:

  • 5-10 digital images of work
  • Image files must be in JPEG format and be less than 1MB each and Mac compatible.
  • Please provide a corresponding list of images including the following information for each image: Title, year, medium, and dimensions.
  • This should be submitted as a text document (pdf or word).
  • For 3D work, 2-3 different angles of work may be included in addition.
    Send digital portfolio to

Visual Communication Student Work


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A&M Commerce Department of Art would like to announce the winners of the Spring Art Day Juried Portfolio Art Scholarship Competition.

Juror: Vaughn Wascovich, Professor of Photography

Congratulations to the portfolio scholarship award winners.

$1000 Gold Award
Student: Yuxi Zhang
School District: Rock Hill High School
Teacher: Taylar Piers

$600 Silver Award
Student: Rachel Cox
School District: Plano West Senior High School
Teacher: Phillip Frye

$500 Bronze Award
Student: Laura Sharlow
School District: Caddo Schools
Teacher: Shirlene Alexander

$200 Honorable Mention
Student: Izzabell Dawson
School District: Lindale High School
Teacher: Rebecca Harrison

$200 Honorable Mention
Student: Maya Armington
School District: RCISD
Teacher: Renee Wallace

$200 Honorable Mention
Student: Taya Lacy
School District: Grand Praire ISD
Teacher: Dana Cline

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