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 VisCom Portfolio Entry

Portfolio Due Date is May 10, 2021, at midnight

The Texas A&M-Commerce Department of Art’s upper-level Visual Communication courses in Art Direction, Design, and New Media are reserved for students who have participated in the portfolio entry process. The portfolio pieces requested are varied to give each student an opportunity to show their personal strength, whether it be visual, conceptual, or writing.

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Spring Art Day Juried Digital Art Scholarship Competition

Scholarship Awards Announcement: April 5, 2021

Visual Communication Student Work


Texas A&M University-Commerce is a member of the Apply Texas Application. Each year more and more students are using this service, as it allows them to apply to any state institution of higher education.
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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