School of Art and Design

Many Programs, One Purpose

Housed in the Joann Cole Mitte and Sabinal buildings, five diverse programs cross-pollinate, compelling students in the School of Art and Design to search for deeper connections between disciplines. Our students invest holistically in their own education, providing a model for other regional and national art and design programs.

Students and faculty in class

Undergraduate Programs

The School of Art and Design fosters creative and scholarly activities that develop students' conceptual and technical abilities and encourages visually articulate backgrounds. The School offers six major and two minor undergraduate programs of study.
MFA program

Graduate Program

The Master of Fine Arts in Communication Design is a pioneering low-residency program that emphasizes conceptual thinking, experimentation, and investigation.

The Texas State Galleries

The Texas State Galleries, which provide over 3,000 square feet of exhibition space, are used separately for individual exhibitions and in tandem for combined exhibitions throughout the fall and spring semesters. In addition, the galleries host a number of visiting artists' lectures and workshops throughout the academic year.