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Cultivate your imagination

In the Department of Art at A&M-Commerce, you will receive broad-based instruction in the foundation areas through increasingly specialized programs of study that emphasize personal concepts and technical refinement. We inspire and prepare you to excel in a variety of art professions and engage to in a life-long appreciation of the visual arts.

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Department of Art :: Explore Our Programs

Explore Our Programs

Art (MA) Visual Communication Emphasis

The advanced degree with an emphasis in visual communication centers on meeting the needs of practicing professionals in the expanding field of visual communication who aspire to achieve a higher level of proficiency in creative innovation, design professional practice and design leadership. The program explores creative process innovation; design professional practice leadership, strategy, process and product; and creative marketing promotion grounded in a social and business perspective. Courses for this degree are taught at A&M-Commerce in Dallas.

Where It Is Offered Dallas
Duration

2 Years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

30 to 36 Hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options available

Art (MFA) Studio Art Emphasis

This degree is built from the ground up to meet the artist where they are and enhance every level of their artistic ability through intensive study and hands on training.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

3 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

60 hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis Exhibition

Visual Communication (BFA)

This program is an intensive baccalaureate degree that prepares students for professional opportunities in the fields of advertising and design. Students pursuing the degree will choose from the following emphases, each of which has a specified sequence of courses: Art Direction, Design or New Media. It is important to note that all visual communication courses above the sophomore level are taught at A&M-Commerce in Dallas.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Dallas
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

126 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Studio Art (BFA)

Through this degree you will become trained in the discipline of history. Students will gain knowledge of the human past, practice historical research and writing, and learn to analyze and interpret evidence and historical interpretations. This program orients these skills toward the knowledge needed to teach history at the 7-12 grade levels.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Studio Art (BFA/BA)

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts and our Bachelor of Arts (BFA/BA) in Studio Art programs provide an intensive foundation in theoretical knowledge and professional skills. Develop a personal vision, high-level techniques and the ability to make sound artistic decisions.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Art (MFA) Visual Communication Emphasis

The advanced degree with an emphasis in visual communication centers on meeting the needs of practicing professionals in the expanding field of visual communication who aspire to achieve a higher level of proficiency in creative innovation, design professional practice and design leadership. The program explores creative process innovation; design professional practice leadership, strategy, process and product; and creative marketing promotion grounded in a social and business perspective. Courses for this degree are taught at A&M-Commerce in Dallas.

Where It Is Offered Dallas
Duration

3 Years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

60 Hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis Exhibition with Support Paper

Photography (BFA)

Students can choose to focus on fine art or commercial photography, the latter encompassing advertising-purposed material.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Visual Communication (BFA) Art Direction Emphasis

The concentration in Art Direction prepares students for professional positions as creative team leaders who target specific market audiences and produce client branding, single ads or campaigns in print, broadcast and interactive media. Courses in art direction and advertising emphasize the development of concepts from infancy through the finished product. The Art Direction student gains proficiency in creating headlines, copy, layout and storyboarding. All visual communication courses above the sophomore level are taught at A&M-Commerce in Dallas.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Dallas
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Visual Communication (BFA) Design Emphasis

The concentration in Design prepares students choosing to pursue a career as a design professional. Instruction focuses on an applied conceptual skill set through the development and application of the creative process, conceptual thinking, and visual problem-solving. Courses focus on client-driven projects such as packaging, paper systems, and client visual branding development.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Dallas
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Visual Communication (BFA) New Media Emphasis

The concentration in New Media pairs creative thinking and refined design skills with computer-based multimedia and motion design. Students study a variety of media including motion graphics, animation, video, gaming concepts, interactive web, and mobile apps to become innovative multimedia designers. A broad understanding of software applications and the concepts underlying them give students the capacity to stay current in this evolving field of Visual Communication. All visual communication courses above the sophomore level are taught at A&M-Commerce in Dallas.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Dallas
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Art (MA) Studio Art Emphasis

This master’s degree may be pursued either for personal enrichment or to advance one’s professional standings and credentials. Courses for the degree include painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, ceramics and mixed and multi-media art.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

2 Years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Fully Online
Total Credit Hours

30 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Department of Art :: Scholarships

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Scholarships

The Department of Art offers students multiple opportunities to receive scholarships. Some available scholarships include:

  • Daniel Lloyd Ross Memorial Endowment
  • Alex W. Kibler & Shirley Riley Kibler Endowment
  • June Kidder Memorial Endowment
  • John & Phyllis Carrier Scholarship Fund
  • Wathena Temple Memorial Scholarship

In addition to these named scholarships, the Department of Art will annually offer approximately $2,000 in scholarships funded by the department’s fundraising efforts. Amounts of endowed scholarships will not be announced until awarded.

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Department of Art :: Giving

Giving Opportunities

Your generosity makes a big difference in the lives of our students. Consider giving to the Department of Art. For more information, contact us.

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Department of Art :: Meet our Faculty and Staff

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Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
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