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Collection Development Guide: Art & Design: Program Purpose and Description

This guide provides collection development information to Art & Design faculty and faculty representatives.

Program Purpose and Description

School of Art and Design


A Concrete Commitment

The recent opening of the new Joann Cole Mitte Building for Art and Design started a new chapter in the education of students in all our programs. Over 90,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, lecture halls, symposium rooms, exhibition galleries, and office and support facilities make this facility a most impressive addition to the landscape at Texas State University-San Marcos. This represents an expansion of over 45,000 square feet over the previous facilities and now ranks as the premier university art facility in the State of Texas. A new program, Digital Photographic Imaging (BFA), was added Fall 2005 and will be partially housed in Sabinal Hall. An MFA in Communication Design began in Fall 2007, and more graduate programs are slated to follow.

Build Your Future

As part of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State's School of Art and Design offers you one of the most vital programs in the State of Texas. We have more than 60 faculty members from diverse educational and professional backgrounds who are dedicated to fostering the development of the conceptual and technical abilities necessary for artistic expression. Additionally, our faculty is committed to helping you, the student, bridge the gap between the classroom and your goals for the future. Whether you continue your studies at the graduate level or begin a career in teaching or the communication design field, a degree from Texas State is the perfect entrance into the professional world of art and design.


Programs Available

Master of Fine Arts with a major in Communication Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Communication Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Photography
Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Studio Art
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Art
Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in Art History
Bachelor of Fine Arts leading to All-level Certification
Minor in Art

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