Incoming Student Scholarship Awards
The Department of Visual Arts & Design offers many competitive scholarships for undergraduate students. These scholarships are made possible through generous endowments that have been established in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at Tarleton State University.
Competitive Talent-Based Scholarships for Incoming Students are awarded to entering first-year and transfer students based on portfolio evaluations made by the Art and Digital Media Studies faculty. Scholarships can range in value from up to $2,000.
Current Student Scholarship Awards
The following scholarships are traditionally awarded to Digital Media Studies majors, availability and amounts can change from year to year.
Willie L. & Eve K. Tate Scholarship: Each recipient receiving a full scholarship (not to exceed the cost of tuition and fees for a student enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours) must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours each regular term with an overall grade point average of 2.75 or better.
Dr. Marie Meisel Cedars Scholarship: The recipient shall be a full-time student majoring in art/DMS, and demonstrate strong academic and leadership skills
Ethel Lewallen Memorial Scholarship: The recipient shall be a full-time student majoring in Art/Digital Media. The student shall maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
McKee Jane Smith Scholarship: The recipient shall be a Tarleton student of any classification majoring in Art/Digital Media. The recipient should have and maintain at least a 2.5 overall grade point average and a 3.0 grade point average in art. The recipient will also be selected based on his or her portfolio of work. Incoming freshman meeting Tarleton State University admission requirements may also be considered.
Joe R. and Teresa L. Long Scholarship: Must have 12 hours completed in Art/Digital Media along with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Spirit of Tarleton Scholarship: Awarded through the generosity of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts to students demonstrating financial need and are Texas residents.
Programs and 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.