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The mission of the Sam Houston State University Department of Art is to build a diverse and contemporary program that will promote critical thinking, creative problem solving and aesthetic understanding in both the student body and faculty. The Department of Art promotes creative research through the use of scholarships, community-student related activities and by exhibiting both faculty and student art work in our gallery. Additionally, we provide the University and the community with a variety of visiting artists and lecturers who help sustain a larger artistic vision.
The Department of Art currently offers only undergraduate degree programs. See the current undergraduate catalog for more details.
The Department of Art has extensive studio space, modern facilities, and two galleries to support the academic programs. Students in Graphic Design and Computer Animation have access to updated Macintosh and PC Computer laboratories with the industry’s latest software.
Each year visiting artists are brought to campus to lecture and give workshops as well as critiques. Individual studio space is available for advanced BFA candidates and selected students travel with Art Faculty to NYC to enhance their education.
Graduates with a degree in art will find the following employment opportunities:
- Many industry or business settings
- Commercial design firms
- Self-Employed Artists
- Teaching Careers
- Game Development Studios
SHSU SIGGRAPH is an organization of students interested in Computer Animation, Computer Generated Imagery, and Interactive Techniques. SIGGRAPH members work together on independent animated projects and games, support one another by sharing techniques and knowledge, travel to visit professional game and animation studios, and have the opportunity to attend the national SIGGRAPH conference in the summer.
The Student Art Association is a student motivated organization which provides students with the opportunity to create a community environment and form a strong network among their peers. The SAA is dedicated to student development, participating in events, such as member exhibitions, technical/creative workshops, field trips, and promotion of student work.
Graphic Design students are encouraged to complete a professional internship. Students intern with design and advertising agencies, the print industry, in-house design departments, and publishers.
Scholarships are available from both the department and the University to support a student’s study. All department Scholarships are awarded to full-time Art students only.
The Department of Art does not currently offer graduate courses. Please consult the current undergraduate catalog for course offerings.