Department of Art
CULTIVATE YOUR IMAGINATION
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, Design, New 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).
APPLYING TO A&M-COMMERCE
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.Contact the VisCom Director for submission deadlines