West Texas A&M University, Art, Theatre & Dance Department

Located in Canyon and Amarillo, West Texas A&M University is a nationally-ranked, regional, comprehensive university offering degrees through the doctoral level to an enrollment of over 9,000 students. WTAMU is a member of the Texas A&M University System. The Art program is housed within the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance, with approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate art majors. The Art program offers a BA/BS degree with emphases in studio art/management, art education and art history, BFA degrees in studio art and graphic design, and an MFA degree in studio art. Studio art disciplines include Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Digital Art, Ceramics, and Sculpture. The Art program thrives in a rich art community that includes the Amarillo Museum of Art, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and many local galleries. Faculty, students and visiting artists in the department are served by the Dord Fitz Formal Art Gallery, as well as auxiliary gallery space in Amarillo for students. Recent graduates of the program have become successful artists, designers, educators, artist assistants, and museum/gallery employees in both regional and national art centers.