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Art Program

Visual Arts

Tarleton is welcoming creative and inspired minds to consider a degree in the visual arts! We strive to provide a learning environment that promotes critical thinking, creativity, and technological expertise in our Studio Art program. Tarleton offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with options for studio art or all-level teacher certification. In-depth studies in drawing, painting, and digital media are available with introductory classes in other areas such as sculpture, printmaking, digital design, and photography.

Tarleton's art program combines experienced, professional faculty with small classes so that each student receives personal attention. Faculty help their students to customize the degree to individual talents and career goals. Scholarships are available, as well as internships, study abroad, and work-study opportunities.

Art/Digital Media Handbook

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Programs and Opportunities

Tarleton Art Society in front of the Guggenheim

Tarleton Art Society

Tarleton Art Society is a student-run organization that brings together like-minded individuals from various artistic disciplines to promote artistic knowledge. Each year there is a wide range of activities hosted by this organization, including fundraisers, mural painting, field trips, New York City visits, and workshops. For more information, contact Tim Harding, Faculty Advisor.

Tarleton Film Festival

Annual Film and Moving Image Festival

The Fine Arts/Digital Media Studies and Communication Studies Departments of Tarleton State University are proud to present a competitive student media festival, the 15th Annual Tarleton Student Film and Moving Media Festival, screening virtually starting on November 13 and running through November 15. Check out the work here.


Digital Motion Capture Lab

Digital Motion Capture Lab

The Digital Media Studies program includes a state-of-the-art Vicon Motion Capture System, as well as professional video and digital imaging studio equipment. Our facilities also feature 2D and 3D printers and scanners and other digital fabrication devices.

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

Every semester the Department of Fine Arts holds a number of visiting artist lectures and workshops featuring artists from the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as nationally; here, artists visit and lecture about their experiences and work. Recent workshops included 19th-century process photography as well as advanced sculpture casting. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Student Work

Tarleton Game Club

The Tarleton Game club is a student-run art club at Tarleton that meets weekly, usually in FA room 162. Tarleton Game Club is a club that promotes game design, games, game development and more for Tarleton students and staff. Each year the club hosts tournaments, LAN parties, designs their own games, and enters game design competitions. See the Tarleton Game Club Facebook page and the Steam page for more info.