Housed in the Joann Cole Mitte Building and Sabinal, five diverse programs cross-pollinate, compelling students in the School of Art & Design to search for deeper connections between disciplines. Our students invest holistically in their own education, providing a model for other regional and national art programs. Supporting this endeavor are the more than 80 diverse faculty members dedicated to fostering conceptual and technical abilities necessary for artistic expression.
At Texas State University we believe art should be experienced first-hand. Galleries I & II are home to an ambitious yearly program of exhibitions featuring internationally renowned artists as well as faculty and student work. Every Summer, two faculty members, one studio and one art history, lead a study-abroad trip to Florence, Italy. Bearing witness to the most compelling contemporary art as well as centuries of artistic heritage profoundly changes students’ personal relationship to art and design.
In addition to the many Bachelors degrees, The School of Art and Design offers an MFA in Communication Design. The core processes of design: research, conceptual planning, and realization are deepened and brought to bear on contemporary design problems local to global in scope.
Students who complete a BA, BFA or MFA at Texas State University build vital careers in the arts, education, and studio practice. Along the way they win regional, national and international competitions in their fields, earning awards and accolades outside of Texas State. Many undergraduate students from our school continue their studies at prestigious graduate institutions throughout the United States, and bear the hallmarks of a Texas State education proudly.