Department of Art

CULTIVATE YOUR IMAGINATION

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

PHOTOGRAPHY

STUDIO ART

WELCOME TO THE 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).

Spring 2022 VisCom Portfolio Entry
Apply Now: The Due Date is Sunday, November 21, 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 entry process is a tool for the VisCom faculty to see a student’s mastery of their foundations. The portfolio pieces requested are varied to give each student an opportunity to show their personal strength, whether it be visual, conceptual, writing, etc. The goal of the portfolio is for a student to convey potential and passion.

2022 VisCom recommendation

2022 Portfolio entry instructions

2022 Application

Visual Communication Student Work

A&M Commerce Department of Art would like to announce the winners of the Fall 2021 Art Day Juried Digital Art Scholarship Competition.

Juror: Gerard Huber, Professor of Foundations

Congratulations to the portfolio scholarship award winners.

$1000 Gold Award
Student: Kessa Dryburgh
School District: Hebron High School
Teacher: Jennifer Russell

$600 Silver Award
Student: Sabrina Vanegas
School District: Irving High School
Teacher: Jonathan Fontenot

$500 Bronze Award
Student: Aryana Villeda
School District: Pittsburg High School
Teacher: Duana Johnson

$200 Honorable Mention
Student: Lira Marquez
School District: Mansfield Timberview High School
Teacher: Dallas Williams

$200 Honorable Mention
Student: Justin Ko
School District: Hebron High School
Teacher: Jennifer Russell

$200 Honorable Mention
Student: Nhi Pham
School District: Round Rock High School
Teacher: Justin Jackley

APPLYING TO A&M-COMMERCE

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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