What will I learn?

In the Art, Communications and Theatre Department, students are exposed to a myriad of learning opportunities that can lead to careers in media, advertising/public relations, art, and theatre. The department provides instruction for students studying in the fields of art, print and online journalism, sports journalism, advertising-public relations, social media, film, live web streaming, radio/television and theatre. In addition, students interested in education can gain certification in speech and in theatre arts. The department also offers specialization at the elementary level for speech.

In Art, students learn the fundamentals of artistic expression in order that their developed individuality may lead them toward one of the many directions found in the field of art. The Ben Bailey Art Gallery allows the department to carry out an ambitious exhibition program that is part of the university’s commitment to the promotion of culture in South Texas. Participation by students and faculty in exhibitions provides a significant expressive and educational experience. Faculty and students also exhibit their work throughout the area and state and have exhibited internationally in Mexico, Canada, China and different locations in Europe. The program offers a comprehensive B.F.A. degree that provides students with strong foundations in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and metalwork.

Opportunities to prepare for a career in advertising art, graphic design or art history are also available. Art courses are offered for students seeking certification in a second teaching field or as a specialization in an elementary art education.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,266.00 per year
Start date

19 January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

MSC 117, 975 W. Avenue B,



78363, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the postsecondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school and must also meet the criteria for admission to a postsecondary school in the applicant’s home country.

A minimum TOEFL score of 61 (Internet-based) or 500 (paper-based) is required. or IELTS 6.0 overall band score.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.