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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.

Programs and Opportunities

Tarleton Art Society in front of the Guggenheim

Tarleton Art Society

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

Digital Motion Capture Lab

Digital Motion Capture Lab

The Digital Media Studies program recently opened a multi-use facility in the newly renovated O.A. Grant Humanities building. The lab has several amazing features, including 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.

Brown Bag Lecture participant standing in the auditorium

Brown Bag Lectures

Every semester the Department of Fine Arts holds a number of Brown Bag Lectures coinciding with the gallery exhibit during the lunch hour; here, artists visit and lecture about their experiences and work. Bring your lunch and learn about our visiting artists' work. All are welcome!

Close up of gaming controller in front of TV.

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.