TAMUC Art
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vision.

Explore your personal

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enable students to create anything.

State of the art facilities

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Build a strong foundation

of technical and conceptual knowledge.

WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ART

Cultivate your imagination and resourcefulness through the Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Art.

As an art student at A&M-Commerce, you’ll build a strong foundation of practical knowledge in the natural sciences, humanities, mathematics, history, political science, arts, and behavioral and social sciences to develop as a well-rounded individual. This foundation prepares you to explore your personal vision through increasingly specialized study of visual mediums. World-class professors who are also accomplished artists will work closely with you to help you develop the skills, versatility, and experience you need to achieve success in a complex and rapidly changing world.

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Free Graduate Courses in Art for Texas Inservice or Preservice Teachers through the Spring Semester 2017

Inservice or preservice teachers who meet the eligibility requirements of the Graduate School and are accepted into a graduate program in Art may take courses for free through the spring semester of 2017 (fees included).  Art History courses may be taken by any graduate student at A&M-Commerce without being admitted into an Art program.  With the consent of the instructor, provisional and non-degree seeking students may take other kinds of courses for elective credit.  Free courses include the following subjects and media:

• Art History
• Studio Art (painting, sculpture, ceramics, experimental studies, multi-media)
• Studio Art (painting, sculpture, ceramics, experimental studies, multi-media)
• Photography (fine art and commercial emphasis)
• Visual Communication (design, art direction, new media, and pedagogy for design education)

For specific information and eligibility requirements, please follow this link to the Graduate School

2016 VISCOM PORTFOLIO ENTRY REVIEW

The Texas A&M-Commerce Department of Art’s upper level Visual Communication courses in Art Direction, Design Communications, 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.

INK: Letterpress & Silk Screen Workshop for High School Students, April 16, 2016

Join the Texas A&M University-Commerce VisCom faculty on April 16, 2016 for letterpress and silk screen workshops. This workshop will focus on Letterpress and Silk Screen printing. In addition, we will be conducting portfolio reviews. Students that show potential in Visual Communications will be eligible for a scholarship. INK will be held April 16th at 9:30AM on the fourth floor of our new Downtown Dallas Location at 1910 Pacific Place which includes a 1,600 sq ft. letterpress and screen printing studio.
To register email joshua.ege@tamuc.edu Limited seats available.

Art Educators Workshop, April 15, 2016

Dear Art Teachers, On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Art at Texas A&M University-Commerce, I am pleased to invite you to our annual Art Educators Workshop April 15, 2016. Art Educators is a full day of hands-on workshops and informational sessions discussing all areas of the Department of Art. We invite all Art Teachers to attend and participate in two workshops sessions. Sign up and join the fun!

2016 UNIVERSITY EXHIBITION GALLERY SCHEDULE

ART FACILITIES

Commerce Campus
Housed in four buildings, the facilities on the Commerce campus are new, spacious, and well-equipped. They support the foundations courses and concentrations in Studio Art, Art History, and Teacher Certification, as well as the graduate curriculum in Studio Art.

The Universities Center at Dallas
Advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Visual Communication are offered at the Universities Center at Dallas (UCD) in downtown Dallas, where students benefit from their proximity and exposure to one of the most active centers of advertising and design in the nation. Course work at the UCD prepares students for professional opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and often involves studying under renowned professionals in the field of Visual Communication.

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ADMISSIONS

As an art student at A&M-Commerce, you’ll build a strong foundation of practical knowledge in the natural sciences, humanities, mathematics, history, political science, arts, and behavioral and social sciences to develop as a well-rounded individual. This foundation prepares you to explore your personal vision through increasingly specialized study of visual mediums. World-class professors who are also accomplished artists will work closely with you to help you develop the skills, versatility, and experience you need to achieve success in a complex and rapidly changing world.

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CURRICULUM IN ART

The Department of Art offers a comprehensive curriculum leading to the undergraduate degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Pending acceptance into the Graduate School, students may pursue the graduate degrees of Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA). The BA in Art is a general degree with a broad selection of liberal arts courses and a concentration in Art History. The BFA in Art gives students the option of pursuing the degree in the areas of either Studio Art or Visual Communications. Studio Art includes the concentrations of Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Experimental Studies. The area of Visual Communications includes concentrations in Art Direction, Copywriting, Design, New Media, and Photography. Master’s students decide on areas of concentration in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator and Graduate Faculty.

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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. Students applying as freshmen are not required to submit art portfolios. Applicants for graduate degrees in art must apply to the Graduate School. Financial assistance to study art at Texas A&M University-Commerce is available from several sources and includes support for on-campus housing. The Office of Financial Aid provides information on loans and grants from federal and state agencies, as well as information on competitive University scholarships.

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