Visual Arts

The Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University will educate and empower you to become a leader through excellence in the visual arts. We offer a variety of ways for you to engage in art making through practical experience with materials, the study of art theory and history, and critical thinking. As a student in our program, you will generate new viewpoints within your chosen art discipline, and you will be encouraged to contribute to your community by utilizing new dialogues developed through visual art.

Our dedicated faculty and staff will build your awareness of creative and aesthetic inquiry, historical and contemporary trends, and professional practices while empowering you to create a personal voice in the visual arts. In addition to serving as mentors and educators, our faculty and staff are active in the pursuit of excellence within their disciplines.

We offer exhibitions and programmingsupportive student communities and numerous opportunities for you to engage with professionals and peers in the visual arts.

TWU student wins top prize in national art contest for people with disabilities

Hannah Werchan, a 22-year-old senior art student at Texas Woman’s University, won first prize and $10,000 in the Kennedy Center’s 2018 VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition, a program that recognizes and showcases the work of artists with disabilities between ages 16-25. Her winning painting, "Growth," is an impressionistic self-portrait that conveys her experience living with Stickler Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder.

Degree programs

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Our undergraduate degrees include a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in art history and bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degrees in art education, graphic design, and studio art.

We offer two options for graduate study: a master of arts (M.A.) in art history, art education and graphic design; and a master of fine arts (M.F.A.) in the studio concentrations.

Career outlook

Our programs are designed to prepare visual artists, scholars and educators who are well grounded in studio art practices, art history, art criticism and professional art practices. Graduates of our degree programs serve as teachers, leaders and art professionals in a variety of fine art, educational and commercial art fields.

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