The Department of Visual Arts offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, or a minor in art. Specializations in four areas are provided to students majoring in art: ceramics, sculpture, painting, and printmaking. The art major is designed to serve as a foundation for careers in studio work and related fields such as teaching, graphic design, art therapy, and industrial art.

Visual Arts programs

Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts

  • Major in Art (B.A.)

Minor in Visual Arts

  • Art
  • Business of the Arts
Courses in drawing, design, graphic or computer design, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, watercolor, photography, and art history.

View the Course Catalog for degree requirements and courses offered.
Art Exhibits at TLU
Annetta Kraushaar Gallery located in the Schuech Fine Arts Center exhibits guest artists throughout the year in addition to featuring student work in the Annual Student Art Exhibit in April.
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Why TLU?
Students have the opportunity to study abroad, jury local art shows and attend national art conferences and workshops. Internships regularly become available within the community, or a student may elect to intern in the art department as a shop tech in the ceramics, sculpture and printmaking labs, or in the campus art gallery. Art students may also participate in the annual juried exhibition that is held in the Annetta Kraushaar Gallery in the Schuech Fine Arts Center. In addition, there are opportunities to showcase their works in other venues throughout the community.
Visual Arts Faculty
Landa King
Associate Professor
Landa King, department chair; associate professor; bachelor of fine arts and master of arts from West Texas A&M University, master of fine arts from University of Texas at San Antonio.
A native of Texas, professor King is recognized for her work with non-traditional black-and-white photography combined with digital imaging and fine art printmaking. Her work with collotype has been cited nationally as imagery with visual sensibilities of ephemerality, androgyny and spirituality.

T. Paul Hernandez
Associate Professor
T. Paul Hernandez, associate professor; bachelor of fine arts from Louisiana State University, master of fine arts University of Texas at Austin.
 Professor Hernandez, a native of Louisiana, is best known for his work in Texas and Louisiana. He has received four Art in Public Places commissions and a National Endowment for the Arts/Mid-American Fellowship in Sculpture. His sculptures depict cross-cultural references, environmental catastrophes and political satire.

Kyle Olson
Assistant Professor

Maria Garibay
P/T Assistant Professor

Walt Glass
P/T Instructor

Michael Rawn
P/T Assistant Professor

Gerald Weers
P/T Instructor