Find Your Community in the SHSU Department of Art



The Department of Art offers innovative programs for students interested in the visual arts. Degrees are offered in Studio Art, Photography, Graphic Design, and Computer Animation. The Department has over 30,000 square feet of space devoted to studios, laboratories, lecture halls and galleries. Studios in Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking and Photography maintain the best tools available for students to develop skills and express ideas. Digital labs maintain state of the art computer equipment for students in Graphics, Photography and Computer Animation.

18 full time and 5 part time faculty are professional artists who exhibit their work in galleries and museums throughout the US, and Art Historians who publish critical writings about contemporary art. About 450 students major in Art at SHSU.

Located 70 miles north of Houston, SHSU is adjacent to the Sam Houston National Forest and the piney woods of East Texas.

Our Mission is to teach skills, techniques, aesthetic principles and concepts that develop students personally and help to prepare them for professional careers in art and design as well as post-graduate study. We foster a vibrant environment for creative research and collaboration between faculty, students, and the community; we celebrate the unique role that art and design play in the construction of culture; and we embrace our duty to advance and share the knowledge gained through our creative research.




Department of Art PO Box 2089, Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 77341-2089 Phone: 936.294.4311


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