Visual Arts Clay Artwork The Visual Arts Department offers a high-quality education that gives students an excellent foundation in the visual arts. Both studio and lecture classes also teach skills such as teamwork, social responsibility, communication and critical thinking. Our instructors are highly regarded both regionally and nationally for their work as practicing artists, educators and writers.

We also believe that non-conformity and non-traditional thinking are essential elements in learning to be an artist and a creative problem-solving member of society. In a world where students will likely change jobs eight times during their lifetimes and perhaps as many as 40 percent of tomorrow’s jobs do not exist today, we believe that it is important to teach creative flexibility and multiple skills to order to maintain employment.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts (AA) in Art
Associate of Arts (AA) in Studio Arts

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Located in the Visual Arts Complex at 2101 S. 5th St., the program is just a short distance from Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco.

The 17,000 square-foot facility houses an art gallery, computer lab, photography lab, audio/visual lecture room, drawing/printmaking studio, ceramic/sculpture studio, painting studio, and outdoor kiln/foundry work area. Studio space and hours are flexible, enabling students to work in the facility outside of class.

Art Scholarships

The Art Department offers full and partial scholarships to art majors promising to enroll at least six hours in the fall/spring semester. These scholarships are based on merit, scholastic achievement, artistic potential and financial need.

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Graphic Artist

Average entry-level salary $27,807
(with Bachelor’s Degree)

Art Director

Average entry-level salary $51,122
(with Bachelor’s Degree)

All data listed above incorporates Central Texas jobs and entry wages found on