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).


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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Spring Art Day Juried Digital Art Scholarship Competition

Deadline for portfolio entries: March 20, 2021
Scholarship Awards Announcement: April 5, 2021

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Fall 2021 VisCom Portfolio Entry

Portfolio Due Date is March 28, 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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A&M Commerce Department of Art would like to announce the winners of the Fall Art Day Juried Portfolio Art Scholarship Competition.

Juror: Christine Blackhurst, Art Gallery Director
Congratulations to the portfolio scholarship award winners.

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$1000 Gold Award
Student: Dylann Robbins
School District: Richardson ISD

$600 Silver Award
Student: Alyssa Starr
School District: Red Oak ISD

$500 Bronze Award
Student: Grace Barr
School District: Lindale ISD

$200 Honorable Mention
Student: Josh Tollin
School District: Grand Prairie ISD

$200 Honorable Mention
Student: Michelle Alex
School District: Roundrock ISD

$200 Honorable Mention
Student: Ana Campos
School District: Mesquite ISD