Tarleton is welcoming creative and inspired minds to consider a degree in the visual arts! At the Department of Visual Arts & Design, we strive to provide a learning environment that promotes critical thinking, creativity, and technological expertise. Tarleton offers multiple degrees to consider, such as a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with options for studio art or all-level teacher certification, or a Bachelor of Science Degree with concentrations available in Multimedia Production, Video Game Design, and Graphic Design (coming in Fall 2023).
The Department of Visual Arts & Design 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.
Areas of Study and Degree Programs
Programs & Opportunities
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.
The Visual Arts & Design Department and the Communication Studies Department of Tarleton State University are proud to present the 16th annual Tarleton Student Film & Moving Media Festival. This competitive cinematic event screens every year in the Spring, giving all Animation and Moving Image students a chance to show off their work!
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.
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.
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.
Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center, Room 165