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WELCOME TO THE 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 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 emphasis areas in Art History and Studio Art; Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with emphasis areas in Ceramics, Experimental Studies, Painting, Sculpture, or All-Level Teaching Certification; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography with emphasis areas in Commercial and Fine Art; Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication with emphases in Art Direction, Design, and New Media.

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.

Visual Communication Portfolio Entry

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. Click here to go to portfolio entry requirements.

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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 an increasingly specialized study of visual mediums.

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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, Photography or Visual Communications. Studio Art includes the concentrations of Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, and Experimental Studies. Photography includes a concentration in Commercial or Fine Art photography. The area of Visual Communications includes concentrations in Art Direction, 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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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.
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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.
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